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Bloodfin Tetra

The Bloodfin Tetra is a beautiful nano fish with hints of reddish orange color on its fins. They come from Paraná River basin in South America. This fish is a schooling fish and spends most its time in middle to top water in the aquarium. They are sociable and do well in community aquariums. We recommend keeping them with plants to provide them with natural hiding places. 

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

The Bloodfin Tetra can reach sizes of about 2 inches. They are pretty peaceful. Although, we would not recommend keeping them with shrimp. They prefer small live foods so baby shrimp would become an easy target. 

The scientific name for the Bloodfin Tetra is Aphyocharax anisitsi.

We feed our Bloodfin Tetras a mix of frozen and live foods including  live baby brine and forzen daphnia, baby brine and cyclops. We also feed Northfin flake foods.  

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph:6.0 to 8.0
  • Gh:8 to 16
  • Kh: 4 to 7
  • TDS:180 to 250
  • Temp:70 to 80

Tank Recommendations

  • Plants: Middle to top tank plant species
  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Other: Active substrate to lower pH

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Ryan Gundel
I think I was sent the wrong fish

I ordered 8 bloodfin tetra around a month ago, they didn’t look like the picture on the website but I thought it was because they were juveniles, but now I’m starting to think I was sent green fire tetras by mistake.

Reesalee Clark

All of my fish arrived alive, even the extra. The fish all look healthy and are very active. Great addition to my tank.

Emily Bristol
I love them

Great additions, showed up alive and active and with an extra buddy! Their red colorations really pop in my planted tank.

Frances Chase
Bloodfin Tetra and Hillstream Loach

Shipped UPS overnight. The packing was incredibly secure and kept the fish safe. They were all live and so active and healthy even in the bags when initially removed from packaging. I acclimated them and placed them into the cycled aquarium and they have been active and healthy since.

I was so pleased and would recommend Flip Aquatics to everyone.

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