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Hyphessobrycon socolofi - Lesser bleeding heart tetraMagyarul / Hungarian
Hyphessobrycon socolofi - Lesser bleeding heart tetraHyphessobrycon socolofi - Lesser bleeding heart tetra
  • Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon socolofi
  • Common name: Lesser bleeding heart tetra
  • Group: Characins
  • Habitat: South America; Rio Negro river (Brazil).
  • Size: 6 cm
  • Biotope: Calm waters.
  • Social behavior: Peaceful
  • Diet: Accept flake food but prefers live food.
  • Breeding: Hard
  • Tank: Minimum 120 litres
  • Population: 6-8 fishes for 120 litres
  • Decoration: Best kept in an aquarium that is heavily planted among the back and sides and leaves open area in the middle. Use rocks and bogwood to decorate the bottom of the aquarium.
  • Temperature: 25-27°C
  • pH: 6-7.
  • Hardness: 4,5-8,5 NK°
  • Lifespan: 3 years
Description: This species is sensitive to nitrites and good water quality and regular water change are very important.

Hyphessobrycon socolofi (Lesser Bleeding Heart Tetra) lay their eggs among fine leaved plants. The breeding pair should be removed from the aquarium once the spawning process is completed since they will eat their own egg and fry. The fry accepts new born Artemia / Brine Shrimp