Balloon Red Eye Tetra
Native to river basin areas of South America (Brazil) the hardy Balloon Red Eye Tetra is great for beginners of a tropical freshwater aquarium. They live best in planted tanks and like to be in groups. So named for their balloon-shaped bodies and distinctive red eye rim.
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Approx. size: 3cm
Maximum size: 6cm
Origin: South America
Ideal number kept together: 5+
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Hardness: 18-179 ppm
Temperature: 24–28 °C
Ease of care
Easy. These warm water fish are great for hobbyist just starting to look after tropical fish.
The main food we recommend would be tropical fish flake. Occasional live or frozen food can be given as a treat.
Community with other peaceful fish.
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Moderate. Egg layers. Adults may eat their own eggs. They will need dim lighting and hiding places around a species-only aquarium.
They can live to anything from 2-5 years in perfect conditions.
Placing your Order
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Delivery will not occur until welfare checks are complete.
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