Bleeding Heart Tetra-Age

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Jul 25, 2015
I have a 5 gallon tank with a bleeding heart tetra whom has lived for 2-3 years now. I have never had such luck with a fish. Is this normal? How long are they supposed to live.
A lifespan of 5 years is normal.
Bleeding hearts are a bit larger than most tetras. A 10 or 20 g tank is a more suitable home for them.

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They should be kept in a shoal of 6+. A shoal of adults will need a 29 gallon, IMO.

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For a 5 gallon depending on skill
1 beta
1 pea puffer
Do a planted shrimp tank.
small live bearer guppies or endlers do all males and max like 3.

If you can upgrade to a 10 your choices open up a bit more.

Was deciding weather or not to make a 5 gallon beta/plant tank for the girlfriend since she had one when younger.

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