Animal Stories - Bleeding Heart Tetra

Animal-World Information about: Bleeding Heart Tetra

A blotch of bright red color on its side, often in the shape of a heart. gives the Bleeding Heart Tetra its memorable name!
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Anonymous - 2013-01-23
my bleeding heart tetras stopped eating

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-24
    Most common reason for a group of fish to stop eating is water conditions.  Test your water levels with some test strips or bring a water sample into the pet store and ask them to test it.
kevin lindstrom - 2011-05-29
I just want to say these are great fish but I did find one of mine with a little neon in his mouth the other morning. So make sure the fish you have are of same size.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-29
    I am sorry. The Bleeding Hearts school really well with their own species. However, they do get large and a neon is just a little fella. Thanks for telling us all cuz we forget or don't remember - or in many cases just don't know. Thanks again.
  • JG - 2012-01-16
    Shocking. Bigger omivorous fish eat littler fish. Who'd a thunk it?
Melisa - 2012-01-16
I just bought bleeding heart tetras from the Peter re last night. I was told that they would get along fine with my guppies, but they ate all the guppie babies...

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  • Melisa - 2012-01-16
    *pet store
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-16
    It is difficult for many stores - especially the chain stores to actually know and have knowledge as to what fish can be with what fish. What size tank, food, diseases etc. You either need to find a true specialty fish pet store or do a lot of reading. I am sorry this happened to you and I am sorry the advice was wrong and I am also sorry there is really nothing you can do about it. Most people that work in these chains have limited or no knowledge of the fish/birds that are there.
Sharon - 2007-04-29
I have 6 of these guys and they are indeed lovely and hardy fish. They do tend to hide behind my driftwood with the exception of 2 that love to zip around the tank. Great fish!

J - 2006-05-21
This is a great fish! Great for community tanks WITHOUT fin-nippers.
In our tank about 3 years ago, they were healthy, but something nipped their fins off. Back then we had goldfish, neon tetras, black skirt tetras, glowlight tetras, and a common pleco.