- Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
- Maximum size: 3"
- Water temperature: 72-82° F
- Swimming level: Middle
- Schooling fish (5+)
- Experience level: Beginner
- Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, densely planted
Great for beginner aquarists, tetras are attractive, hardy fish that come in a variety of colorations and color patterns. Tetras are an active, peaceful, schooling fish that mix well with other community fish. They prefer to swim in schools of five or more. Tetras can share their aquarium with other community danios, rasboras, catfish and less aggressive barbs and gouramis.
Instead of plants, tetras eat aquatic crustaceans, worms and aquatic insect larvae. Vary their diet by including frozen or freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms and other small worms, mosquito larvae and daphnia. You will see your tetras swimming in the middle of your aquarium. To create a beautiful environment, be sure to add some top and bottomswimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.
Learn about the Lamp Eye Tetra
Lamp Eye Tetra
Other Common Names
Red Eye Tetra, Glass Tetra
Live blood worms, glass worms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. Frozen vegetable diet, daphnia, plankton, beef heart, brine shrimp, glass worms and blood worms. Flake and freeze dried foods also accepted.
Peaceful and schooling with fish of the same size.
Bolivia-Paraguay: Moderately decorated with rocks, live plants and driftwood.
Female is rounder and has a fuller body. During spawning up to 2000 eggs can be produced.
Lamp Eyes like to nibble on live plants, but will not cause substantial damage to them.
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