Bleeding Blue Tetra (Hyphessobrycon margitae)

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Remarks: The Bleeding Blue Tetra (Hyphessobrycon margitae) is a fairly new tetra, only being officially described in the late 2010's. These fish were formerly sold under the trade name H. sp. Red-Blue, and it is easy to see how they got their name! Both males and females have a thick iridescent blue bar along their stomach, much like Emperor Tetras. Males, more so than females, have bright red at the base of their unpaired fins, as if the fins were bleeding.

These fish are very active swimmers and will appreciate tannin stained water, but it is not a requirement. They stay fairly average-sized for most community standards and can be kept with a variety of small to medium fish, such as dwarf cichlids and various tetras. 

In order to fully enjoy their beauty, we recommend keeping a group of 10+, which will easily fit in a ten gallon tank or larger. You will aim to keep a mixture of males and females so that you can enjoy the colorful displays that males give each other to assert dominance. 

Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon margitae

Common Name: Bleeding Blue Tetra

Max Size: 2.5"

pH: 5.0-8.0

Hardness: Soft

Temperature: 70-82°

Aggressiveness: Peaceful

Region of Origin: South America

Captive Bred or Wild: Wild

Diet: Small flake or pellet, small frozen or live foods

Compatibility: Similarly sized schooling fish, dwarf cichlids, Corydoras, livebearers, rainbowfish, Loricariids

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