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Tetra Fish – Red Eye Tetra



Red Eye Tetra

This species of Serpae tetra is a species of tetra, a tropical freshwater fish of the characin family of order Characiformes. It is native to the Amazon River drainage in Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia and northern Argentina.

  • Native to: Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru
  • Max Size: 2.75 inches (7 cm)
  • Peaceful – suitable for community tanks
  • Lifespan: 5 years
  • Tank Level: Mid dweller
  • Diet: Omnivore, eats most foods
  • Breeding: Egglayer
  • Care: Easy
  • pH: 5.5 – 8.5
  • Hardness: to 25 dGH
  • Temp: 73-82 F (23-28 C)

If you’ve ever seen a school of these tetras with their bright silver body accented by a black tail and red eyes, it’s easy to see how they got their name. This peaceful medium-sized tetra is suitable for most community aquariums. Their hardiness and ease of care also make them an excellent beginner fish.

Best kept in schools, they will claim the mid portion of the aquarium.  Because they are very active in the middle section of the tank, they may disturb less active top-dwelling fish.

Red Eye Tetras tolerate a range of water conditions, from hard alkaline to soft acidic water.  They prefer a dark substrate and plant cover along the sides and back of the aquarium.  It is advisable to keep them in schools of at least six or more.

Minimum quantity for “Jewel Reed Tetra Tropical Fish – etra” is 3 or more

Arizona Aquatic Gardens
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