Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
  ...

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 20 of 20
  1. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,822

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    First round on me , Happy Birthday - gadget228   For hanging out on a lazy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Thanks for the rep!  This is going to be fun! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Pristella tetra ( xray tetra ) Pristella maxillaris are hardy and undemanding fish.


    http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...istella-tetra/

    I keep the variety profiled at the above link. I'm not sure if this is the wild type, but it's the type that's readily available to me and what I keep. I've seen the golden pristella color morphs and they don't appeal to me as much as the xray type, but that's just me. The goldens certainly have their place in the hobby. The OP certainly has enough room in the 75 gallon tank for a shoal of 15 and I'll wager that they make an impressive display.

  2. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Elgin, Illinois USA
    Posts
    5,995

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's to three great years ;-) - steeler58   Merry Christmas! - rebecca_finny   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    steeler1 & Taurus -

    Didn't consider 15 tetras - I was going to stop at 10. I will be adding 2 more neon dwarf rainbows - I don't want to have too many fish (don't like that overcrowded look and don't want to stress the fish), but a large school of 15 tetras would look good. Wouldn't be able to add any peppered cories down the road. The pristellas pinkish gold color looks really good against the green of my plants. Was considering cherry barbs for the reddish color, but after seeing the tetras for the first time, I decided on them instead. Love their shape and finnage.

    Also, these 3 species (neon dwarf rainbows, scissortail rasboras & the pristella tetras) get along very well. The rainbows and tetras school together when gliding across the tank in the current. I love watching them.

    I think I'll see how the 10 look and go from there. Still thinking about cories down the road...........
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Gods Country, Eastern High Sierras, California
    Posts
    15,630

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for letting me hang out with you - Taurus   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Congrats on the post count! - Slaphppy7   Thanks for all of the Cory threads - Silbar   Enjoy the rest of your Sunday my friend. - Taurus   
    Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Pristella tetra ( xray tetra ) Pristella maxillaris are hardy and undemanding fish.


    http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...istella-tetra/

    I keep the variety profiled at the above link. I'm not sure if this is the wild type, but it's the type that's readily available to me and what I keep. I've seen the golden pristella color morphs and they don't appeal to me as much as the xray type, but that's just me. The goldens certainly have their place in the hobby. The OP certainly has enough room in the 75 gallon tank for a shoal of 15 and I'll wager that they make an impressive display.
    Yeah Taurus thats the original form. Here's a short video I found showing them at their "snappy best":
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,822

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    First round on me , Happy Birthday - gadget228   For hanging out on a lazy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Thanks for the rep!  This is going to be fun! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    I think I'll see how the 10 look and go from there. Still thinking about cories down the road...........
    Sounds like a good plan. I keep Pristella tetras, Columbian Tetras and Cherry Barbs all together in a 30 gallon tank and they all get along great. They look great together as well. LOL..talk about an active tank. All are very aggressive feeders.


    steeler, yeah I thought that was the orginal form, but I wasn't sure. The longer I'm in this hobby, the more I realize how much I enjoy so-called original color form. Many are so attractive to start with, I have a hard time understanding why breeders even attempt color morphs. With that said, I do understand why the color morphs do appeal to others. Dwarf Gourami and Mikrogeophagus ramirezi are good examples. Why mess with something that's pretty naturally attractive to begin with?

    But I digress.....

  5. #15

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Gods Country, Eastern High Sierras, California
    Posts
    15,630

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for letting me hang out with you - Taurus   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Congrats on the post count! - Slaphppy7   Thanks for all of the Cory threads - Silbar   Enjoy the rest of your Sunday my friend. - Taurus   
    Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I've got to agree with you Taurus, whats the use of having an albino Neon or Cardinal tetra when they are one of the most colorful of freshwater fish?

    That being said this "golden" form of Pristella does have alot appeal.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,270

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    More coffee for your nose :-) - Taurus   Happy Mothers day :) - steeler58   A book for compleating your's ;-) - steeler58   Happy Birthday USA on the 4th! Hope you are well :-) - Taurus   A geo because i miss yours! - Sandz   
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - fishmommie   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - fishmommie   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - fishmommie   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    regarding feeding: Something else you may want to try is pinching your flake food between your fingers then dipping your fingers below the water line and releasing the flakes about an inch below the surface. the flakes will immediately start to sink. Your tetras should have no trouble getting to them. Makes for a lot of hand washing LOL but it works

    also + to both taurus and steeler regarding upping the school of pristellas. sounds like a pretty tank.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Elgin, Illinois USA
    Posts
    5,995

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's to three great years ;-) - steeler58   Merry Christmas! - rebecca_finny   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    regarding feeding: Something else you may want to try is pinching your flake food between your fingers then dipping your fingers below the water line and releasing the flakes about an inch below the surface. the flakes will immediately start to sink. Your tetras should have no trouble getting to them. Makes for a lot of hand washing LOL but it works

    also + to both taurus and steeler regarding upping the school of pristellas. sounds like a pretty tank.

    Thanks, fishmommie, I will give this a try. I am feeding a combination of the flakes (Omega One color flakes) and the NLS small pellets - the flakes on one side to draw the top feeders and the pellets soaked in tank water on the other side for the tetras. Will be getting the remaining 6 tetras on Sunday and I hope they will all be more eager at feeding time. I have 1 of the 4 now who is very shy at feeding time. You don't think of fish having individual personalities, but I'm learning that they do have a "pecking order", just like any other animal!
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Elgin, Illinois USA
    Posts
    5,995

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Here's to three great years ;-) - steeler58   Merry Christmas! - rebecca_finny   Have a Candy cane ;-) Merry Christmas - steeler58   Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! - Plecos   Happy Holidays! - Boundava   
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Got 7 tetras last Sunday to complete the school at 11. What a difference it made! They are all over the place and looking fabulous. Some are coming to the top to eat, most are mid-tank. I love them!

    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Silvertip & Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Pearl Gourami, Black Kuhli Loaches, Whiptail Cats, Wild Caught BNP
    Dual 29 gals - Diamond Tetras. Harlequin Rasboras, Bloodfin Tetras
    10 Gal - Mr. Betta's Fishy Paradise

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  9. #19

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Gods Country, Eastern High Sierras, California
    Posts
    15,630

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Thanks for letting me hang out with you - Taurus   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Congrats on the post count! - Slaphppy7   Thanks for all of the Cory threads - Silbar   Enjoy the rest of your Sunday my friend. - Taurus   
    Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58   Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - Slaphppy7   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Yes all tetras love bigger schools, I realy like your tank, very active.

    Keep up the great work.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

  10. #20

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    7,822

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    First round on me , Happy Birthday - gadget228   For hanging out on a lazy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   No Message - BluewaterBoof   Thanks for the rep!  This is going to be fun! - WhistlingBadger   Happy Sunday ;-) - steeler58   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Yes all tetras love bigger schools, I realy like your tank, very active.

    Keep up the great work.
    I couldn't have said it better...very attractive tank!

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •