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Thread: African Tetras

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    I haven't updated this for awhile and I have gotten a couple more types of African tetra in past couple months:

    Here is the ones I have had:
    phenocogragrammus auerentius
    Hemigrammopetersius pulcher
    And recently added:
    Alestopetersius nigropterus "Orange Flash"
    Alestopetersius hilgendorfi? ( This one was substituted or sent by accident from vendor)
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    Congrats on the new additions, they are beautiful...this is such a neat tank
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    That's incredible you've found so many African tetras to keep. I have a 90g African plant tank with South American fish at the moment, but one day, I planned to keep African fish in there. I was searching for African tetras at one point, but you've found some nice color morphs. Keeping biotopes (with a bit a tweeking here and there) helps me to decide which plants and which look I want to focus on. Will you be keeping South American tetras with the geophagus? They are incredibly beautiful btw, my eyes are in shock for a second when I see them. Struck by their beauty hahaha!
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    The plan is to set up a 75 gallon tank and transfer all the African tetras to this tank-- hopefully soon.
    Then, with the geophagus,vI want to add a group of Altum Angels.

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    I like that you have shown people the beauty of African tetra's besides the original Congo, now if they would just come down in price
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    I like that you have shown people the beauty of African tetra's besides the original Congo, now if they would just come down in price
    I hear ya! A more reasonable price would be great.

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    When I set up my Congo River tank for the African tetras- this is the tank I want to replicate.


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    I really like the tank that you've set up. It looks beautiful and natural.
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    Thank you. After a year being set up, it is exactly how I want it. Everything is balanced. It took awhile though: the diatoms, Black-beard algae, hair algae--- thought it would never go away.
    I think its must be normal to go through these stages with any tank. It takes awhile for the system to get to equilibrium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discusluv View Post
    It takes awhile for the system to get to equilibrium.
    Wise words. I think this is true, as well.



    My favorite aspect of this tank of yours is the root-looking effect you've created with your dw and plants. Very nicely done.
    Your fish are clearly enjoying swimming around these, which is its own treat to watch.
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