Bleeding Heart

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Numbered among the South American species, this fish is prized for the heart shaped spot near where you’d expect the heart to be. Several sub-species exist,

All of them sport attractive fins edged in white and black, in addition to the characteristic bright red heart in the upper abdomen Although larger than many tetra species, males grow to an adult size of three inches, they are a relatively peaceful fish suitable for community tanks. Males are slightly larger than females, and have elongated dorsal and anal fins.

Compatibility: Compatible with Gouramis, Mollies, Swords, Barbs, Kribensis. Not to be trusted with small fish