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  1. Default Black darter tetra care?


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    What can you tell me about the care of black darter tetras? I've found a bit of info on them online, but not too much. They're really pretty little things... Are they all that difficult to care for? What water conditions do they like? Any specific food? Any tankmate suggestions other than 'nothing aggressive'?
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
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    I've never kept them but this site, if you have not seen it yet, has alot of great information on them. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...48340889,d.cGE
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    Okay, thanks! It says they're advanced, but the care all looks fairly easy... I think I'm confused.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Relatively simple. Clean, stable water. Mild flow, not too much light. Plenty of cover. Can sometimes be an issue to get it to take pellets but will generally do fine on frozen bloodworm. Relatively mild mannered except to fry of any kind. Territorial with it's own kind.

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    I feed various frozen foods, as my mom has a gluten intolerance and things containing wheat, barley, or rye (including pretty much all non-frozen fish foods) aren't allowed in our house.
    From what I've read, most places recommend one male and several females. They sound fairly easy to maintain... Might have to wait until my plants grow in, though.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    I got a couple of nice pics.

    Finally got a pic of the pipefish! He was out at feeding time.


    I saw the twig catfish on a piece of wood near the top and was curious what his suckermouth felt like, so I just sort of scooped him up. He wriggled his fin but didn't seem bothered, so I grabbed my phone and took this. He seemed to think I taste good... In fact, I tried to give him some nori, but he was more interested in sucking on my finger than eating the nori! He's really docile, didn't at all protest being scooped up, just sat there and sucked my fingertip.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Wrong thread! Sorry!
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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