Red Flame-Back Bleeding Heart Tetras *Wild Harvested* (Hyphessobrycon Pyrrhonotus)

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Imported directly from Peru where these gorgeous fish were responsibly harvested, these Flame-Back Bleeding Heart Tetra, scientifically known as Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus, are a rarely seen captivating species regarded highly by aquarists for its striking appearance and peaceful demeanor. Originating from soft, pristine waters of South America, particularly the Amazon River basin and its tributaries, these tetras add a burst of color and vitality to any freshwater aquarium setup.

One of the most distinguishing features of the Red Flame-Back Bleeding Heart Tetra is its fiery-fringed dorsal fin with streaks of white and black in it, which gives the impression of a flame flickering atop its sleek, silver and hot-pink tinged body. Complementing this vibrant display is a lateral line flecked with random bits of red that extends from the gill cover to the base of the tail. This combination of colors makes them a standout addition to community tanks, adding visual interest and dynamic movement.

In aquarium settings, Flame-Back Bleeding Heart Tetras thrive in environments that mimic their natural habitat. This includes well-planted tanks with plenty of hiding spots among driftwood, rocks, and vegetation. Providing ample swimming space is essential, as these tetras enjoy exploring their surroundings and engaging in shoaling behavior. Keeping them in groups of six or more individuals not only enhances their social dynamics but also reduces stress levels and promotes overall well-being.

Maintaining water parameters within the optimal range is crucial for the health and longevity of Flame-Back Bleeding Heart Tetras. They prefer slightly acidic to neutral water with temperatures ranging from 72 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit (22 to 26 degrees Celsius). Regular water changes and filtration are essential to ensure water quality remains pristine, minimizing the risk of disease and promoting vibrant colors and vitality. Offering a varied diet consisting of high-quality flakes, pellets, and occasional live or frozen foods like daphnia or brine shrimp helps fulfill their nutritional needs and encourages natural foraging behaviors.

The Flame-Back Bleeding Heart Tetra will be a captivating addition to your aquarium, wowing hobbyists with its vibrant colors and energetic disposition. By providing a well-appointed tank environment, suitable tankmates, and a balanced diet, aquarists can enjoy the beauty and charm of these tetras while promoting their health and well-being. These fish do not ship individually bagged.

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