Common Name(s)
African red-eyed tetra, Niger tetra
Scientific Name
Arnoldichthys spilopterus
Family
Characidae
Origin
Nigeria
Temperament
Peaceful, and active
Maximum Size
4 inches
Minimum Tank Size
55 US Gallons
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Unfussy eater, will take most foods.
Breeding
Unknown specifics available.
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish. They may frighten slow-moving or timid species with their active behavior.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
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A schooling fish, so keep in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Females are less colorful, deeper-bodied, and lack dark stripes on the anal fin.