Red Eye Tetra
SKU: 1005

Red Eye Tetra

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Red Eye Tetra    ( Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae)

Grows to:  2.75"

Hobbyist Level:  A hardy fish suitable for beginners.

How Many?  They are a schooling fish that should be be purchased in groups of 4 or more.  Six or more is best.

Housing: Provide plenty of swimming room as well as some bushy plants for hiding.  They look good with a dark substrate.  They swim in the middle region of the tank.  They enjoy a healthy water current.  Minimum tank size is about 20 gallons. (Temperature- 72-80),  (pH 5.8-8.5)

Tank mates: They are peaceful fish that should be kept with other peaceful fish of similar size.

Feeding:  They will accept a variety of foods.  Feed flakes, along with brine shrimp and frozen foods.  Tetras will show their best color after you have owned it for a few months and have given them a good diet.  They are an omnivore.

Natural Habitat:  Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, & Peru.   Fish sold at Elmer's are domestically raised.

Males and Females:  Females may appear more round bodied when plump with eggs.
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