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Bleeding Blue Tetra

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Introducing the captivating and mesmerizing Bleeding Blue Tetra - a true jewel of the aquatic world! With its stunning appearance and unique characteristics, this charming fish will undoubtedly add a splash of elegance to any freshwater aquarium.

The Bleeding Blue Tetra (scientifically known as Hyphessobrycon socolofi) boasts a vibrant and iridescent blue hue, adorned with striking red patches on its fins, truly resembling a living work of art. Its eye-catching coloration is further enhanced by the shimmering effect created by the light dancing on its scales, captivating both seasoned aquarists and newcomers alike.

This small-sized tetra is native to the pristine waters of South America, where it thrives in peaceful and well-maintained environments. Its calm and non-aggressive temperament makes it an excellent choice for community tanks, where it can coexist harmoniously with other compatible fish species.

Beyond its captivating appearance, the Bleeding Blue Tetra is cherished for its ease of care. It adapts well to a variety of water conditions, making it an ideal choice for aquarium enthusiasts of all skill levels. To ensure the best possible care for these delightful creatures, we recommend maintaining a well-balanced tank with proper filtration, regular water changes, and a suitable diet.

Feeding the Bleeding Blue Tetra is a delight in itself, as these fish are omnivorous and relish a diverse diet. Providing them with high-quality flake food, supplemented with occasional live or frozen treats such as brine shrimp and daphnia, will keep them healthy, vibrant, and active.

With their playful and inquisitive nature, the Bleeding Blue Tetras are sure to entertain you with their synchronized schooling behavior. Watching them glide gracefully through the water in unison is a sight to behold, truly mesmerizing both young and old.

At [Your Brand], we take great care in sourcing our Bleeding Blue Tetras from reputable breeders, ensuring that they are healthy and acclimated before reaching your aquarium. We are committed to providing you with the finest quality fish and outstanding customer service to support you on your aquatic journey.

Add a touch of elegance and serenity to your aquarium with the enchanting Bleeding Blue Tetra. Discover the joy of witnessing these beautiful creatures thrive in your underwater oasis. Order yours today and experience the captivating allure of these aquatic gems!

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

To replicate their natural habitat, the use of rock work, plants, and driftwood should be included in the aquarium. They also enjoy tannins in their water, so the use of Indian Almond or Guava leaves is highly recommended. We would not recommend keeping this fish with shrimp colonies due to the likeliness of the bleeding blue tetra eating baby shrimp and potentially picking at adult shrimp.

They are omnivores by nature. We feed our Bleeding Blue Tetras a mix of frozen foods including daphnia, baby brine, cyclops, and bloodworms with the occassional mix of Northfin foods. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 7.0 to 7.6
  • Gh: 4 to 8
  • Kh: 1 to 3
  • TDS: 120 to 180
  • Temp: 72 to 78

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Other: Buffered substrate to lower pH, not required

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    David Fulop
    Bleeding blue tetra.

    Very nice good size for tetra.All healthy and happy.

    Noe Ortega
    Bleeding Blue Tetra

    I recently purchased 11 Bleeding Blue Terras from Flip Aquatics and I can’t possibly describe how impressed I was with the packaging of the fish. The fish were shipped in a timely manner and included heat packs and instructions on how to properly acclimate. They are now in the aquarium and thriving. Their colors are coming in and they make a wonderful addition to my South American aquarium.

    Noe Ortega
    Bleeding Blue Tetra

    I recently purchased the bleeding blue tetras and Celestial Pearl Danios from Flip Aquatics and I was absolutely amazed. The packaging was top notch and I did not lose a single fish. They are now thriving in their respected aquariums. I will definitely place an order in the future.