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Bloodfin Tetra

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Offer valid on online orders only. Maximum discount $10 off $60 purchase and $20 off $100 purchase. Transaction total is prior to taxes & after discounts are applied. Savings will automatically reflect in shopping cart with the purchase of qualifying merchandise. Offer not valid on gift cards, gift certificates, previous purchases, charitable donations and may exclude all or select items from the following brands: Blue Buffalo®, CatMouse, Eukanuba®, Fluval®, Greenies®, Grreat Choice®, High Tech Pet®, Hill’s® Ideal BalanceTM, Hill’s® Science Diet®, Hill’s® Prescription Diet®, KONG®, Kurgo®, MidWest Homes for Pets, Natural Balance®, NutroTM Max®, NutroTM UltraTM, Pedigree®, Pet Gear, PetSafe®, Purina® Pro Plan®, Royal Canin®, Sunbeam®, Wellness®, XPOWER, iFamCareTM. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid through January 19, 2017 @ 6:30 am EST.

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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 2"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Middle
  • Schooling fish (5+)
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, densely planted

Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.

Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. You will see your tetras swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top and bottom swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Learn about the Bloodfin Tetra

Scientific Name
Aphyocharax anisitsi

Family
Characidae

Community
Docile

Feeding Habits
Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.

Compatibility
Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size.

Habitat
Argentina: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.

Breeding
The anal fin of the male has a small hook on the end. During spawning 300-500 eggs are produced.

Additional Comments
The Bloodfin has an average life span of ten years.

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Bloodfin Tetra is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME fish: Things to Know The Bloodfin tetras were the first fish I ever purchased for my 25 gallon tank. While on the surface they may not look that spectacular, they are actually a fantastic and hardy fish (for sentimental reasons I love them because I've been to the region in Argentina they're from). These fish also survived two algal/bacterial blooms and the death of other fish (so they were with me from the beginning). Here's what you should know: (a) They are a schooling/shoaling fish, so you really should buy 5 at a minimum. (b) The larger the tank (for this fish and for that matter other fish) the better. (c) PLEASE do your homework and don't just stick this fish with any other fish; it's not as aggressive as other Tetra or Barb species, but if you put a slow-moving fish in the tank it will nip at the fins. (c)
Date published: 2013-12-23
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