Common Name Peru Bleeding Heart Tetra
Scientific Name Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
Size 8 cm
Origin Amazon Basin, Peru
Tank Setup Community Tank
Temperature 25 degrees
Feeding Omnivore, accepts flakes and frozen food.
Gender Unknown
Comments Best kept in a fully planted setup they are very easy and are great to kept with other community favourites and tetras.

The Peru Bleeding Heart Tetra (also known as the Dario Dario) is a species of freshwater fish that is native to the Amazon River basin in South America. It is a member of the Characidae family, which includes a wide variety of tetras and other schooling fish.

The Peru Bleeding Heart Tetra is a small fish, typically reaching a maximum size of around 2.5 inches in length. It has a slender, streamlined body with a distinctive red and black coloration. The fish’s common name refers to the bright red patch on its chest, which looks like a bleeding heart.

In the wild, the Peru Bleeding Heart Tetra is found in slow-moving rivers and streams, where it feeds on a variety of small invertebrates. In the aquarium, it will accept a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods.

The Peru Bleeding Heart Tetra is a popular choice for aquarists because of its striking coloration and peaceful temperament. It is generally a good community fish and can be kept with other peaceful tetras or with a variety of other small fish species. However, it is important to provide plenty of hiding places in the aquarium and to keep the water quality high to promote the health and well-being of the fish.