This fish has a characteristic red spot on the chest resembling a heart. This is a peaceful, relatively large tetra making them excellent display fish. Like most tetras they are best kept in schools or at least in pairs – they have kind hearts and lose color when lonely.
Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
Origin: Amazon Basin
Lifespan: 8 years
Max size: 3 inches
Food: Flake, live, frozen