Redline Moenkhausia Tetra (Moenkhausia agnesae)


An uncommon, larger growing tetra from Peru’s Rio Itaya, the Redline Moenkhausia is a vividly colored fish that makes for a spectacular display in a medium to large group. In the wild, it is typically found along stream banks close to overhanging vegetation or fallen trees in warm, acidic waters. Hardy and bold, the Redline or Red Striped Moenkhausia is a loosely-schooling fish and makes an ideal tankmate for smaller or medium-sized cichlids.



Redline Moenkhausia Tetra (Moenkhausia agnesae)

Origin: Wild Peru
Locale: Rio Itaya
Diet: Omnivore and micropredator, will readily accept most small frozen or prepared foods
Adult Size: 2.5″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: Generally peaceful but may be nippy towards very small fish.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.5 – 7.2
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm