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    Here's a tetra that should get more attention than it does, Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma. Some articles claim they are "nippers", but I have never had any that aggresive. The males will stage their "mock battles" with each other, much like thier smaller cousins, Rosy tetras, but otherwise I've never had a problem with them.

    Another added benifit to them is that being a bigger tetra you can keep them with larger tank mates.

    Besides liking thier water a lttle softer like most tetras, the adapt well enough to be considered a good "begginer" fish.



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    I used to keep these many years ago, they are a great fish. I don't remember them being nippy, but like I said it was many years ago.
    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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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    Beautiful fish....love the high dorsal fin!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I used to keep these many years ago, they are a great fish. I don't remember them being nippy, but like I said it was many years ago.
    Yeah, notice the guppies tails are in fine shape, so I think we both can say they are a peaceful fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Here's a tetra that should get more attention than it does, Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma. Some articles claim they are "nippers", but I have never had any that aggresive. The males will stage their "mock battles" with each other, much like thier smaller cousins, Rosy tetras, but otherwise I've never had a problem with them.

    Another added benefit to them is that being a bigger tetra you can keep them with larger tank mates.

    Besides liking their water a little softer like most tetras, they adapt well enough to be considered a good "beginner" fish.
    There are several "tetra" species that have a reputation for being "nippy" that when kept in sufficient numbers are not nippy. Another good video by the way.

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    A better video.

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