Adult Size: 2-3″
Minimum Tank Volume: 75 litres
Temperature: 72-79°F (22-26°C)
Ideal pH: 5.5 – 7.5
Lifespan: Up To 4 Years
Red eye tetras originate from South America. They are a mid-sized silver tetra with striking red eyes.
These peaceful tetras behave in a very similar fashion to neon tetras. This means that both planted areas to provide shade and wide open spaces are appreciated. This is a species that does best in small shoals. Other tetras, dwarf gouramis and smaller cichlids such as Rams make great tank mates for them.
Red eyes are a high energy species so if they are to be kept with nervous fish it is best to provide tall plants as refuge.
Red eye tetras are mid water feeding omnivores. They prefer a variety of foods including daphnia, flake and small pellets. These fish are a shoaling tetra and should be kept in groups of at least six. If you keep even larger numbers, it is more likely that they will express better colours and natural behaviour.