Common Name(s)
Red line lizard tetra
Scientific Name
Iguanodectes geisleri
Family
Characidae
Origin
Madeira, Negro, and Orinoco river basins.
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
2.1 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon long
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Unknown
Compatibility
With other temp-compatible community fish
Ease of Keeping
Can be difficult
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 75-82 Fahrenheit
Iguanodectes_geisleri_-_AquaPorteDoree.jpg

By Cedricguppy - Loury Cédric - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41248424

A schooling fish, so should be kept in groups of 6+ of their own species.

Mature males have red marks on their fins, and females do not.

It can be sensitive to poor water conditions, always introduce to an established tank.