Red-Eye Tetra

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© David Malak Red-Eye Tetra -- moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae See more Aquarium Fish Image Gallery.
David Malak

Scientific name: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae

The Red-Eye Tetra is one of the larger tetras, growing to 2.5 inches. It is an undemanding species as long as the water quality is good and there is room for a group to swim actively in the tank. The Red-Eye Tetra is a fin-nipper, though; keep it with short-finned companions that are the same size or a bit larger.


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The Red-Eye Tetra does well at a water temperature in the range of 68º to 78º Fahrenheit, a pH between 5.5 and 8.5, and soft to relatively hard water. Flake and freeze-dried foods are fine, although an occasional feeding of live brine shrimp is recommended.

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