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Aphyocharax anisitsi

Aphyocharax anisitsi (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Characiformes

Familia: Characidae
Subfamilia: Aphyocharacinae
Genus: Aphyocharax
Species: Aphyocharax anisitsi

Aphyocharax anisitsi Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903

Phoxinopsis typicus Regan, 1907
Aphyocharax rubropinnis Pappenheim, 1922
Aphyocharax affinis Ahl, 1923
Aphyocharax ipacarayensis Ahl, 1923


Aphyocharax anisitsi Eigenmann and Kennedy, 1903 – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
azərbaycanca: Qırmızıüzgəcli tetra
Deutsch: Rotflossensalmler
English: Bloodfin · Bloodfin tetra
suomi: Punaevätetra
français: Nageoires sanglantes
magyar: Vörösúszójú pontylazac
italiano: Pinne rosse
português: Enfermerinha · rödfena
русский: Красноплавниковый афиохаракс
slovenčina: Tetra červenoplutvá
中文: 安氏細脂鯉

The bloodfin tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi) is a species of characin from the Paraná River basin in South America.[1] The bloodfin is a relatively large tetra, growing to 5.5 cm.[2] Its notable feature (as the name suggest) is the blood-red colouration of the tail, dorsal, anal and adipose fin, while the body is silver in color.

Bloodfin tetras are extremely hardy, making them popular with novice fish keepers.

Aquarium care

Bloodfin tetras are typically kept in schools of five or more. They swim mainly in the upper and middle water layers and are highly sociable fishes, mixing well with other types of tetras and tropical fish in general, so are often kept (like many other tetras) in a community tank. However, they will tend to nip at the fins of fish with long, wavy fins, such as angelfish or guppies. Bloodfin tetras have also been kept in cold-water tanks, provided the temperature does not drop below room temperature. They have been kept in temperatures ranging from 64–83 °F. Tetras are adapted to soft, slightly acidic water, and soft water is essential for breeding. Bloodfin tetras can adapt to many water conditions in captivity, if the tap water is dechlorinated.[citation needed]

At the time of spawning the fish leaps above the water surface and leaves its eggs in the water. The eggs, being heavy, fall to the floor of the tank or water body. The female deposits 300–500 eggs.[citation needed]
See also

List of freshwater aquarium fish species


Dawes, John (2001). Complete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium. Firefly Books. p. 193. ISBN 978-1-55297-544-2.
Nico, L., 2022, Aphyocharax anisitsi Eigenmann and Kennedy, 1903: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, Revision Date: 6/22/2012, Peer Review Date: 6/22/2012, Access Date: 9/4/2022

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