Care Level : Easy
Size : 3 inches (7 cm)
pH : 6 – 7.5
Temperature : 75°F – 80°F (24°C – 27°C)
Water Hardness : 5° to 20° dH
Lifespan : 3 – 5 years
Origin / Habitat : South America, Brazil, River Basin areas
Temperament / Behavior : A very peaceful tetra that needs to be in a school of 5 or more.
Breeding : They will scatter their eggs on the substrate. The adults may eat the eggs.
Aquarium Size : 30 gallons (114 liters) – this is a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 5 or more.
Tank Mates : You don’t want to keep them with more boisterous or overly aggressive tank mates. They may nip fins if kept solitary.
Diet / Foods : The Red Eye Tetra should eat most common aquarium foods. Flakes, frozen, freeze dried and may nibble at some aquarium plants.
Tank Region : All over, but seems to congregate near protected areas towards the bottom of the tank most of the time.
Gender : May be able to tell a difference in males and females when the female gets “fatter” or fuller.