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Balloon Red Eye Tetra (Lampeye) 3cm

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Balloon Red Eye Tetra (Lampeye) 3cm
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Balloon Red Eye Tetra Lampeye


Bright red eyes and a peaceful active nature make the Lampeye an ideal community fish. They like plenty of open swimming space, tending to school in the top half of the aquarium. They also grow slightly larger than most of the more commonly kept tetras, reaching 6-7cm.

Tetras are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 20L, with a pH of 5.07.0 and KH of 1.02.0. However, they will not tolerate dramatic changes to their environment. The Tetra can live 10 years or more with the proper conditions. They tend to be timid and, because of their small size, should not be kept with large or aggressive fish who may bully or simply eat them.

Fish that mix well in an aquarium are other types of tetras, and other community fish that live well in an ideal Tetra water condition. Mid-level feeders, they are best kept in schools of five to eight or more, for the "shoaling" effect when they move around the tank. They shoal naturally in the wild and are thus happier, more brightly coloured, and more active when kept as a shoal as opposed to singly.

Tetras are best kept in a densely planted tank with subdued light and an ideal temperature of 2024?C to resemble their native Amazon environment. Tetras are omnivores and will accept most flake foods, but should also have some small foods such as brine shrimp, daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and micro pellet food to supplement their diet.
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Size 3

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Little piranhas!
Keep your hands away from the tank at feeding time, these guys might be little but they love their food! I got 10 and they school together about the middle of the water column. Very hardy little fellas too, a large shrimp attacked the fins of two of mine and they have nearly grown back already, only 2 weeks later.

Great community tank members.
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Review by timmeh / (Posted on 24/12/2010)