Species group: Tetras
Other common names: Yellow-banded Moenkhausia; Yellow Back Moenkhausia; Yellowhead Tetra
Scientific name: Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
The Red Eye Tetra is a small schooling fish which is found in streams in western Brazil, eastern Peru and Bolivia, and Paraguay. Captive bred Red Eye Tetras are popular aquarium fish and thrive in well planted community tanks. They are hardy, peaceful and inexpensive. As they are a schooling fish, they should be kept in groups of 5 or more individuals.
beginners, lengthy lifespan fish, community tanks, Dim light, reduced lighting
bright lighting, Excessive lightning
telltale adipose fin, densely planted tank, half red crescent, open swimming space