Tetras | Balloon Red Eye Tetra

Tetras | Balloon Red Eye Tetra

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae

Common Name: Yellowhead Characin, Yellowhead Tetra, Yellow-banded moenkhausia 

Adult Size: 3 inches

Life Expectancy: 3 - 5 years

Habitat: South America, Brazil, River Basin areas

Aquarium Size: 30 gallons (this is a schooling fish and should be kept in groups of 5 or more)

Ideal Water Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 75 - 80°F
  • pH Range: 6 - 7.5
  • Water Hardness: 5 - 20

Temperament: A very peaceful tetra that needs to be in a school of 5 or more.

Diet & Nutrition: Should eat most common aquarium foods. Flakes, frozen, freeze dried and may nibble at some aquarium plants.

Breeding & Spawning: They will scatter their eggs on the substrate. The adults may eat the eggs.

Gender: May be able to tell a difference in males and females when the female gets "fatter" or fuller.