Bloodfin Tetra - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Bloodfin Tetra

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Bloodfin Tetras 

 

The Bloodfin Tetra ( Aphyocharax anisitsi) , also known as the Glass Bloodfin or True Bloodfin is a long slender fish found in Parana River Basin in South America. This is a great beginner schooling fish just breaking in the hobby looking for something hardy and active. This fish is versatile whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro, this fish will bring you activity that some other fish just can't provide. With its long silver body and blood-red fins, it is sure to accent your tank with just the right amount of activity and color. 

When looking at how many Bloodfin tetras to keep, the goal is to keep them in groups of 5-6 at a time.  They just do better in a schooling setting. Unlike some of the other wider body tetras like Serpaes, and Phantoms, these aren't known to be fin nippers which makes it ideal to add it to a tank with fish with longer fins.

The Bloodfin Tetras can grow to be 2 - 2.5" inches and hence a tank size of at least 20 gallons is recommended due to how fast and how much they move. Keep the water in the tropical range ( 75-80F) and ph above 7 unless you know for sure you are buying wild caught ones. For the wild caught ones, you will need a slightly acidic ph around 6.2-6.5. These fish need space to swim, so keeping decor where there is plenty of space will lend well to these fish. 

Feeds

True Bloodfins are omnivores and will eat just about anything from flake food, small wafers and frozen.They should be fed a variety of foods to ensure a nutritionally complete diet.

Most suitable foods for the Long-fin Serpae Tetra include:

Micro Wafer by Hikari

  • Brine Shrimp
  • Mysis shrimp
  • Daphnia
  • Fish flakes

Tankmates

For the most part, Bloodfin Tetras are peaceful and are not considered to be aggressive. They can become aggressive during feeding though.

Since they are community fish, they thrive in larger groups and when kept in pairs, they will spend most of their time exploring the tank.

The best tank mates for these BBloodfin tetras are other Tetras. It is recommended to keep them in groups of 5 to 7 fish per tank.

They are also compatible with other fast-moving fish such as:

Frequently asked questions

Is Bloodfin Tetra cold water?

Generally no. They are normally found in South America where they have a tropical climate, but some studies have shown they can tolerate lower temps, but it is not advised.

Do Bloodfin Tetras need a heater?

Generally speaking, yes. Without going into what part of the country you keep fish. It is less about, "Can a fish tolerate said temperature." It is more about, how can we keep the temperature consistently tropical? So, I would advise for a heater to keep the temperature in your tank consistent as even a few degree difference can cause issues.

How often should you feed Bloodfin Tetras?

Best Practice is twice a day with just enough that they can eat within 30-45 seconds. Look to feed them once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Remember overfeeding them is way worse than underfeeding them. Too much feed can deteriorate their water to the point you can start having issues.

 

DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.

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