Red Eye Tetra 4cm

  • Red Eye Tetra: Strikingly vibrant fish with captivating red eyes and a shimmering silvery body.
  • Peaceful community fish: Gets along well with other non-aggressive species, perfect for community aquariums.
  • Omnivorous diet: Easily accepts various foods, including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen options, ensuring a well-balanced diet.
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Introduction: Meet the Red Eye Tetra, a vibrant and captivating fish that will bring a vivid splash of color to your aquarium. With its striking red eyes and silvery body, the Red Eye Tetra is a delightful addition to any aquatic setting. Let’s dive into the fascinating features and care guidelines of this eye-catching tetra.

Scientific Name: Scientifically known as Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae, the Red Eye Tetra belongs to the Characidae family and hails from South America.

Water Quality: Maintaining optimal water conditions is crucial for the well-being of your Red Eye Tetra. Here are the key water parameters:

  • Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 72°F and 82°F (22°C to 28°C) to provide a comfortable habitat.
  • pH Level: Maintain the pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 for slightly acidic to neutral conditions.
  • GH Level: Aim for a general hardness (GH) of 4 to 10 dGH to ensure essential mineral availability.
  • KH Level: Keep the carbonate hardness (KH) between 3 to 8 dKH for pH stability.

Feeding: The Red Eye Tetra is an omnivore and readily accepts a variety of foods. Offer them high-quality flakes, pellets, and supplement with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp and daphnia.

Tank Mates: Red Eye Tetras are social and peaceful, making them great companions for other community fish like tetras, rasboras, and gouramis.

Substrates and Tank Decorations: Use fine gravel or sand as the substrate to mimic their natural habitat. Provide ample swimming space and add some driftwood or plants for shelter and hiding spots.

Suitable Plants: Red Eye Tetras appreciate live plants, which offer them places to explore, hide, and feel secure.

Sexing: Sexing Red Eye Tetras is challenging, as there are no distinct external differences between males and females.

Breeding: Breeding Red Eye Tetras in captivity is possible but may require separate breeding tanks with soft, acidic water conditions.

Maximum Size and Longevity: As they mature, Red Eye Tetras can reach a maximum size of about 2 to 2.5 inches (5 to 6 cm). With proper care, they can live for up to 5 to 7 years, bringing long-lasting beauty to your aquarium.

General Information: The Red Eye Tetra’s captivating red eyes and shimmering silvery body make them a popular choice among aquarium enthusiasts.

A Fun Fact: The red coloration in the eyes of the Red Eye Tetra is due to specialized cells called chromatophores, which reflect light and create the mesmerizing red hue.

Enhance your aquarium’s allure with the Red Eye Tetra. Their vibrant appearance, social nature, and stunning red eyes will undoubtedly make them the focal point of your underwater wonderland!


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