Thread: Suggest a Tetra :)
04-16-2013, 11:53 AM #1
Suggest a Tetra :)
I am looking for some suggestions for a 2nd tetra species in my 56G column tank. I already have Serpae which are hanging out in the mid-bottom area. I need a tetra which will shoal in the mid-upper tank level. Thing is I am totally out of ideas at this point and would like to see what others come up with. I don't want hatchets, fish must be able to handle temps of around 84*F as this tank will also be housing a pair of discus, and the fish must be colorful.3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon
04-16-2013, 04:20 PM #2
04-16-2013, 04:33 PM #3
04-16-2013, 08:02 PM #4
How about Emperor tetras? The regular ones are aptly named and the Rainbow if you can find them, are awesome. There is also a "black emperor" but there's still a debate if its a color-morph or not.
A video of the regular one:
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04-17-2013, 01:12 AM #5
I like the look of the penguin tetra especially with serpaes.10 Gallon Nano Tank
04-17-2013, 11:34 AM #6
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I have also been considering pencilfish...it is posing a challenge to find the look desired in a fish but with one which stays strictly in the upper regions of the tank.3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon
04-17-2013, 12:13 PM #7
must it be tetras? zebra danios stay in the upper region.. would they be worth a thought or strictly tetra?
04-17-2013, 01:10 PM #8
If you can find them, how about, copella meinkeni (spotted splashing tetra). If not I will suggest the hyphessobrycon amapaensis (redline tetra), or meonkhausia pittieri (diamond tetra). All three are comfortable in temperatures in the low 80's.When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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04-17-2013, 01:14 PM #9
04-18-2013, 12:33 AM #10Member Angelfish
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I would also reccomend the penguin. I'm going to soon put a small school of Congo tetras and penguins along with some other fish in my 55g soon.
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