Red Eye Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 5cm
Max size 7cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom, all
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number 5
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 26℃
Feeding Flake, dried, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Red Eye Tetra Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
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Red Eye Tetra

Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae

The Red Eye Tetra is a popular aquarium fish and is well suited to most community aquariums. Caution should be taken not to mix these fish with long finned species as they have a tendency to be a little nippy. Keep in groups and provide open swimming areas along with hiding spots amongst decor and vegetation. Will acclimate to a wide variety of water conditions. A hardy and adaptable fish.

Family Characidae (Characins) | Synonyms Tetragonopterus sanctaefilomenae, Tetragonopterus sanctaefilomenae, Moenkhausia agassizi, Moenkhausia australis | Other names Redeye Tetra, Red-eye Tetra, Yellow-banded Moenkhausia, Yellowhead Characin | Origin South America; Brazil, Paraguay | Breeding Open water egg scatterer, spawns in vegetated areas | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to hard | Sexing Mature females are more rounded

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