Red Eye Tetra
|Common name||Red Eye tetra, Yellow-banded Moenkhausia
|Scientific name||Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae|
|Synonyms||Tetragonopterus sanctaefilomenae (not valid)|
|Size||Up to 3" (7.5cm)|
|Origin||South America: Brazil and Paraguay.|
|Tank setup||Planted tank, with plenty of open shoaling space.|
|Compatibility||Community 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.|
|Water chemistry||Not critical: soft to medium hard, pH 6.0-7.8|
|Feeding||Omnivorous: most foods accepted, include a vegetable component.|
|Sexing||In adult fish or when ready to spawn, males will appear slimmer.|
|Breeding||An egg-scatterer which will spawn among fine plants or the roots of floating plants.
Eggs hatch in 1-2 days.|
A hardy community fish, which is an active swimmer and adapts to a range of water conditions.