Quick Facts!

Common Names: Mexican Tetra or Blind Cave Fish

Life Span: 5 to 10 years

Habitat: Dark caves in freshwater rivers, lakes, pools

Color: No pigmentation (in the cave dwelling lineage)

Size: 3.5 to 4.5 inches long

Fun Fact: The Mexican Tetra does not have eyesight! They are born with eyes, but due to degeneration their skin covers their eyes as they age. However, they can still detect light using their pineal glands.


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