Red Eye Tetra Tropical Fish Information

Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
Red Eye Tetra
Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling
Typical size 5cm
Max size 7cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom, all
Min Tank Size 75cm
Min Number in Tank 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)

Red Eye Tetra Tropical Fish Learn all about the Red Eye Tetra's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Red Eye Tetra is the right fish for your aquarium.

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.

Red Eye Tetra Facts

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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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Red Eye Tetra information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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