Red Eye Red Line Tetra (Hemigrammus rubrostriatus)


Red Eye Red Line Tetra (Hemigrammus rubrostriatus), also known as the red stripe tetra, is a rare fish in the aquarium hobby, known only from Colombia. They were only recently discovered and described, in 2015. Their iridescent gold and red coloration make them a striking fish for almost any freshwater tank. As with many tetras, Red Eye Red Line Tetras are relatively easy to care for and will do best in groups of 5 or more.


Red Eye Red Line Tetra (Hemigrammus rubrostriatus)

Origin: Wild Colombia
Diet: Micropredator and scavenger. Will accept most prepared and frozen foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 2″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons+
Compatibility: Peaceful towards any comparably sized tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.0 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm