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Species: Moenkhausia oligolepis
Common Name: Glass Tetra.
Size: Up to 4 inches (10 cm)
Habitat: SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela, the Guianas and the Amazon River basin.
Min Tank Size: 40 Gallons for one small school.
Diet: Omnivorous: not demanding.
Behavior: Schooling fish.
Water: pH range 6.0 8.0, Temperature 72 -77°F (22 25°C) dH range: 5 - 19.
Care: Many ground plants, with sparse floating ones, large swimming space and dimmed lights.
Communities: Good.
Suitability: Intermediate.

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