Red Eye Tetra (Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae)


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Red Eye Tetra (Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae)


Common Name: Red Eye Tetra
Proper Name: Moenkhausia Sanctaefilomenae
Category: Characins
Temperature: 24 - 30 C
Temperament Schooling
Maximum Size: 7 cm
Algae Grower
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Very, VERY tough fish. I had one with no jaw and still survived by sucking in the food. Need swimming space though. They seem quite prone to Dropsy, so keep them in a clean environment. Keep atleast 4-6+ .
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A great community fish. They can be fin nippers - only with the exception of having a small school - so be a tiny bit cautious. I had my with a zebra danio in a tank while it was cycling (Didnt know much back then) and they both survived. They are really hardy. When I had them, I only had a group of 3, but they were fine (Lived with an angelfish for 4 months, no nipping). I defiantly recommend these fish to beginners.


Red Eye Tetra
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