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Thread: Pretty Tetra

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermit58 View Post
    I have unfortunately not come across these three locally. Belgian Flag I assume is Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus, the red line is Hyphessobrycon amapaensis.

    My tap water is forunately (for me anyway) very soft, almost zero GH and KH and basically no TDS. In two tanks that have large swords (Echinodorus bleherae and E. cordifolius) I need to raise the GH in order to provide sufficient calcium and magnesium for these plants, but I only raise the GH to around 5 dGH which is still soft and fine for these fish.

    One comment from your video of these lovely fish, would be to add some floating plants. Ceratopteris cornuta is what I like to use, but Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) works, or even Brazilian Pennywort (Hydrocotyl leucocephala) left floating. The shade will really bring out the colours on these fish. Plus, none of them like overhead light anyway. Win/win all around.

    Byron.
    Good job on the scientific games, Amapa is another common name for Hyphessobrycon amapaensis.

    I've always used floating plants and subdued lighting as I mostly keep tetras, if you read my profile but thank you for the advice.

    Like I said; "another small fish enthusist is always nice to find"!
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~firefly~ View Post
    Found another video here (seems to be more hits if you search for the Latin name.



    They're interesting. They kind of remind me of lemon tetra.

    Thanks for the vids, FF another common name for them is the "Harlequin tetra".

    I'm ordering 12 for my 50 gal on Monday.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    Ahhh, I know that name. In fact I think my LFS has them.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Awesome thread, I love tetras! Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Like I said; "another small fish enthusist is always nice to find"!
    Agreed
    Tanks: 30 gal community and 10 gal shrimp/community
    Journals Here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentoads41 View Post
    Agreed
    Well, that's certainly me. I have a fish room with 7 tanks, and many of my fish are under an inch full grown; the majority are under 2 inches. And the largest include my Bolivian Ram and Congo Tetra. The Farlowella and Rineloricaria may be "longer" at 4-5 inches but their very minimal girth allows them to fit in nicely with tiny fish.

    Byron.

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    The biggest fish I have are Emperor tetras, Nematobrycon palmeri.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    They got here in great shape, alittle smaller than I thought they would be but I'll take healthy over size anytime. Acclimated them and have them in the tank with the lights out till tommorow.
    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

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    Photos, photos, photos! Looking forward to seeing them! Must have a full tank shot to set the context too please!
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    I will give it a try, if I could take pictures a well as you I would not hesitate, LOL. Maybe a video.
    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

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