Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Erythrostigma)

Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon Erythrostigma)

Bleeding Heart Tetras (Hyphessobrycon Erythrostigma) are a strikingly colored fish. These fish can be identified just by looking at their coloration. Bleeding Heart Tetras have a blood red spot near their pectoral fins, as well as a black and white patch near their dorsal fin. Bleeding Heart Tetras have lighter colored bodies that range in color from orangish-beige to a silvery-lavender shade.

Diamond Tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri)

Diamond Tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri): Ultimate Care Guide

Diamond Tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri) are one of the most alluring species you can have in your aquarium! These fish derive their name from the iridescent shimmer of their scales. When illuminated by natural sunlight, they shine like diamonds! Other names for these flashy fish include Pittier’s Tetra and Diamond Characin.

Black Skirt Tetra

Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi): Care Guide

Black Skirt Tetras (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) are a species of freshwater fish native to the waters of South America. Within South America, they’re commonly found in bodies of water in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and the Paraguay and Guapore River basins. Black skirt tetras can go by several different names, and some of them are Petticoat Tetra, Blackamoor, and Black Widow Tetra. Unlike their relatives, Black Skirt Tetras aren’t colorful fish. Towards the front of their body, they have a silver coloration. Towards the back of their body, they have a dark coloration. While they do not bright colors on their body, they are beautiful fish and remain just as popular as other tetras.

Congo Tetra

Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus): Care Guide

Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus) is a common freshwater aquarium fish that is relatively easy to care for. They were discovered in 1949 in the Congo River basin, as their name suggests. In the wild, they live in small streams, ponds, and marshes. They are schooling fish that congregate in enormous numbers. This schooling behavior can be observed in an aquarium as well, creating a stunning focal point in the tank.

Rummy Nose Tetra

Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri): Care Guide

Rummy Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri) is a tropical freshwater fish native to South America. This fish can be found in Rio Negro in Brazil and Rio Vaupes in Columbia. The Rummy Nose Tetra has many nicknames such as Fire Head Tetra, Red Nose Tetra, and Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra. This iridescent fish is playful with their tank mates which makes them a great addition to an aquarium and is so fun to watch.

Ember Tetra

Ember Tetra Guide: Care, Lifespan, Diet, Size & More

Ember Tetra or Hyphessobrycon amandae are an easy fish for anyone of any skill level to own and take care of. Their attitude and fascinating look make them a welcome addition to any freshwater tank. You couldn’t go wrong by adding some Ember Tetra to your tank today!

Payara Fish

Payara Fish Facts & Care (AKA Vampire Tetra)

The Payara Fish (Hydrolycus scomberoides), also known as Vampire Tetra, is an aggressive, predatory species of dogtooth tetra that can be found swimming in the tropical waters of the Amazon Basin, actively hunting for its next meal.
Payara fish belong to the Dogtooth Characins family and are not to be confused with the similar Hydrolycus armatus. Payara fry are born with gaps in their upper jaw to accommodate their razor-sharp fangs, that juts out menacingly and can reach up to six inches long.