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This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Red Eye Tetra

Picture of Red Eye Tetra
Common nameRed Eye tetra, Yellow-banded Moenkhausia
Scientific nameMoenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
SynonymsTetragonopterus sanctaefilomenae (not valid)
SizeUp to 3" (7.5cm)
OriginSouth America: Brazil and Paraguay.
Tank setupPlanted tank, with plenty of open shoaling space.
CompatibilityCommunity fish, but quite a lively and boisterous swimmer, so it is preferable not to mix it with timid species. May nip fins of long-finned fish.
Temperature22-26oC (72-79oF)
Water chemistryNot critical: soft to medium hard, pH 6.0-7.8
FeedingOmnivorous: most foods accepted, include a vegetable component.
SexingIn adult fish or when ready to spawn, males will appear slimmer.
BreedingAn egg-scatterer which will spawn among fine plants or the roots of floating plants. Eggs hatch in 1-2 days.
Comments A hardy community fish, which is an active swimmer and adapts to a range of water conditions.


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