From the article: Red Eye Tetra - Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
Have you kept a Red Eye Tetra? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Red Eye Tetra. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
- I have 5 red eyes 4 adults and 1 juvenile the 4 school together ok but the small one stays on its own and is nipping all my swordtails and ate 3 of my guppys tails and they died. I am debating whether to return the small one to the store as it is only him and I don't want to lose anymore fish
- —Guest pamela
- I just bought 8 red eyes and they are swimming at the bottom of the tank quite manically. Is this normal? Will they begin to swim mid water soon?
- —Guest Richard
- I am a first time red eye tetra owner. I have six in a ten gallon tank and just watching them chasing each other is quite fun. I get a lot of my information on the internet and so far the internet is better then calling the store where you bought them. It looks like they are playing tag sometimes and there has been a few times I paniced over small things because I didn't want to harm them. Like every time I change the water or put more fish in the tank the water gets a little cloudy and that is ok. I didn't know that. I found out today that I could add one tbs of aquarium salt to the ten gallon tank after cleaning and adding water to the tank. It keeps them from getting ill or picking up any illnesses.
- —Guest pollyangel49
cory wound up
- i have one cory catfish and 2 blushing tetras 3 black tetras in a 10 gal they normally are happy and fun to watch. my cory seems to act a little more interested in the tetras then usual swimming more in the center of the tank instead of the bottom and swimming close..like following the tetras what is he doing? its kind of strange behavior like. also one of my blushing tetras looks to be pregnant..or graveled?? her body is see thru you can see very small and lots of white specs and continues to gain weight she has been this way over a month is she ever going to lay her eggs??
- —Guest kris
- I have found that one of my tetras has a white ring on his forehead. This is a fungal infection, but not too serious. Eye cloud can be more serious, but the guy at Island pets said that water changes should clear it up
- —Guest Randomfishdude
Pregnant Red Eye Tetras
- My 20 gallon tank has 5 red eye tetras and 4 julii cory catfish in it. Well one day one of my female tetras was really fat so i figured that it was pregnant. Than i started to notice it chasing other fish. Than i started to see my fish with missing fins.
- —Guest Mlewis
Good Community Fish
- I have 9 0f these in a 180L tank with widows angels corys and rasbora. I have never had any problems with nipping and they have been great tankmates to all of my other fish. I think given enough room and some of their own kind to play with they are great community fish.
- —Guest Chops
- I have 3 of these fish in my 15-gallon aquarium. I can't say that they are totally peaceful, since a skirmish will occasionally break out between the 3 of them especially during feeding times. They school with the Black Neons and the Lemon Tetras, however. :)
- —Guest Paul
These fish are Great.
- I had 3 guppies in my tank and introduced the tetras and 1 almost right away attacked 1 of them. Woke up next day 2 were tailess and stuck in the filter. I then noticed my mollies doing the same thing to the last guppy and that's them gone. I have since let them settle and re added other fish and they are great no issues or problems. I just stay away from guppies now lol:P
- —Guest cameron
- H have 3 Red Tetras with 2 Dwarf Gouaramis and 2 Corys. The Tetras leave the other fish alone thank goodness but they nip at each other and it looks like they petrify my little Tetra :( Would have maybe gone with a group of 6 if I had a bigger tank. I have a 15 gallon.
- —Guest Jennifer
Had them for an hour.
- Ok went to Petco in Cape and got five red eyed tetras a Cory a Pictus catfish and five neon tetras. They all seem to want to be the leader of the school and school with the black neon tetra and my Bala shark. They are kept with 3 angelfish so far no nipping. But I would totally recommend getting at least 5 for a 10 gallon tank but if you have a bigger tank experiment with it. Good luck! Jared :)
- —Guest Jared
- I almost didn't get them because of the fin nipping remarks. I have 5 in a 55 gallon tank with other tetras and some tiger barbs. So far (3weeks) they are no trouble at all. No nipping, they tend to stick together and school much like tiger barbs only in slow motion. I am very happy that I got them.
- —Guest Dave-o
Red Eye Tetras
- As a group they fight for leader of the gang which takes forever and they'll nip the hell out of other fish I seperated them from my huge tank they'll kill baby neons. But they're a fun fish to watch when they're at peace and school word of advice don't mix balloon Red Eyes with other types of Red Eyes
- —Guest Chris
- One red eye tetras in a tank will fin nip fish big or small it will nip the fins off a 4 inch fish in 3 days. It will attack all fish the same.
- —Guest Allan Cooper
- These are very neat fish. I have 2 at the moment, male & female. They are hanging around a plat. The male stays in one spot and the female just circles around it. Are they guarding their eggs or what?
- —Guest austin
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