Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
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Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae

Common Names: Lamp Eyes
Redeye Tetra
Synonyms: Moenkhausia sanctae-filomenae
Tetragonopterus sanctaefilomenae
Family: Characidae
Category: Characins
Distribution: America - South; Boliva, South America.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful. Excellent for community tanks. Sometimes Lamp Eyes if kept in large groups will harass each other to the point of exhaustion. If kept in too small of a school they will harrass other fish.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Feed with flakes. Undemanding and very easy to keep.
6 - 8
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
5 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 7cm (2.8")
Female: 7cm (2.8")
Water Region: Middle; Middle
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Hard to determine. Female has a rounder stomach.
Breeding: Feed live foods. Remove the parents after the eggs are laid. Make sure there are some plants in the breeding tank.
Comments: Highly recommended. This fish is easy to keep and it grows fast. Beautiful when kept in schools of five or more. Keep Lamp Eyes in schools of at least six, or a minimum of 8 to prevent harassment of other fish.
Main Colours: Silver, Orange, Black
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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Submitted By: Adam
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