The Bloodfin tetra, also known as True Bloodfin, Redfin Tetra, or Glass Bloodfin, is a very appreciated freshwater fish, especially by beginners, as it is very easy to care for and quite hardy.
Even more skilled aquarists will sometimes add a school of these fish to their tanks from time to time because they love this little active schooling fish.
Many people like the Bloodfin Tetra for their beautiful, yet discreet, coloration.
They have silver bodies with a greenish tone, depending on the aquarium lighting, and red fins, which give these fish their name.
They usually reach about 2 inches long and their typical lifespan is between 5 to 7 years.
The minimum tank for a small school of about 5-7 fish is between 10-20 gallons, but a larger one is always better, as it provides more swimming space.
The Glass Bloodfin usually swims in the middle to upper sections of the tank.
If acclimated properly and kept within the same water parameters, the Bloodfin Tetra will become very hardy and easy to care for.