Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma (Fowler, 1943)
Bleeding-heart tetra
Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann

Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  6.06 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.59999990463257 - 7.19999980926514; dH range: 12
Distribution:  South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
Biology:  Feeds on worms, crustaceans and plants (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 March 2021 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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