Thread: Lemon Tetra
10-17-2012, 07:05 PM #1
Here is a fish I don't see discussed here very much.
This is fish that has a lot going for it. Small, peaceful, fairly hardy as long as thier water is not to hard and high in Ph. Their shape makes them able to be kept with larger fish. Though a loose schooler, they still stay together better then most tetras once they settle in to their tank.
I've never seen them as yellow as some pics, mine usualy looks like the photo I've included here. Their overall color is not as bright as some of thier cousins but they are a great contrast fish to Harlaquins, Neons and especially Cardinals. I saw a dealer tank once that only had about a hundred Cards and an even number of Lemons that was awesome.
Although they are not a begginer fish they are great for the slightly more advanced fishkeeper.
10-17-2012, 08:23 PM #2
Yup, Great fish :-D
Lady Hobbs mentions them on occasion as do I.
Mine look just like the pic posted, I have had 8 or 10 [Don't recall :-P] in my 90 for several years and have always enjoyed them.
I have had no issues [At 78F & 7.6pH]. Actually, I'd get more but I haven't seen them locally forever and never think to order them when at the LFS [I get distracted, Go figure :-P]
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10-17-2012, 08:57 PM #3
They are probs one of the most common tetras I've seen in Scotland, but with like 3 scottish members here that's probs why we don't talk about them much, ken?My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
10-18-2012, 02:35 AM #4
They used to be more common in LFS here but not as much the last couple of years.
10-18-2012, 03:06 AM #5
I see them mentioned here and there as recommendations. I've never considered any tetra to difficult to keep and am curious why you say they are not for new fish keepers.If it's called tourist season why can't I shoot them?
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10-18-2012, 05:08 AM #6
Good question. I know of no tetra's that are hard to keep other than perhaps the cardinal or neon and that's only inititally when first purchased.