50 of what tetra?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by HODDY, 10 Sep 2008.

  1. HODDY

    HODDY Newly Registered

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    Hi getting 50 tetras for my tank, so far its ember tetras as there by far the best colour, I can get 50 for about 80p each. Anyone else got a good tetra or what ever fish that goes wel with a well planted tank???

    Ben.
     
  2. Garuf

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    Rasbora bridgette (I think that could be spelt wrong) are really good shoalers and an ideal planted fish.
    You have to love neon tetra in a planted tank, it's just something about them that works so well.
     
  3. joyous214

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    sicisor tails got well in planted tanks. How did you get that many for that price?
     
  4. Joecoral

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    Rummynose! By far the best tetra, ever!
     
  5. jay

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    Think 50 of any tetra or rasbora would look stunning in a planted tank. Just personal preference really.
    Guess it depends on the size of the fish, 50 embers would look impressive, but maybe 25 red phantoms might do the trick :?

    50 tetras or 15 torpedo barbs... Different strokes for different folks hehe

    Green neons my personal faves at the moment.
     
  6. Thomas McMillan

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    Embers are by far the best option. How big is the tank?

    I think small rasboras like Garuf mentioned would be treat too.
     
  7. aaronnorth

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    i like glowlight tetras & black neon tetras
     
  8. joyous214

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    im a neon lover, any type they all look great together. Green ones i saw once and just wanted all!! :wideyed:
     
  9. Mr Bee

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    I love the classic blue neon tetra, IMO their colouring is brilliant. I've never seen green neons though to compare.

    I also really like glowlights, with their intense orange line. They're a bit bigger than neons, I suppose it depends if you want a smaller or larger fish.

    I think anything with some nice bright colours, reds, blues, orange, yellow; something like that would look great against a planted backdrop.
     
  10. JazzyJeff

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  11. deMastro

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    Paracheirodon simulans in my favourite... :D
     
  12. jay

    jay Member

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    I saw some beautiful tetras todays @ MA Morden... Blue line tetra??
     
  13. sari

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    I am loving the microrasboras, galaxy and zebra striped varieties. Also danio choprai is gorgeous against planting.
     
  14. Vito

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    Was it the Green Tetra by any chance? I saw some at my local MA @ St.albans and they look stunning and I think I will be buying quite a few.

    Vito
     
  15. jay

    jay Member

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    Nah, they were blue :D
     
  16. andy

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    Rummynoses and harliquins for me although i had a large shoal of Emperor tetras once and they were nice although it was only the females that shoaled.

    One really nice fish i saw yesterday in my lfs that was really shoaling but did look nice was Lampeyes
     
  17. Themuleous

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    Ive got 46 silver tip tetra's in my 4ft, look great, and remarkably colourful and detailed if you look close enough.

    Sam
     
  18. Dolly Sprint 16v

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    50 Rummy nose tetras are the best by far for shoaling, I have a dozen and thinking of buying more.

    Paul.U
     
  19. JamesM

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    My silvertip's are nasty little buggers :twisted: By far the most agro fish I have :lol:

    I wouldn't mind 50 priscilla tetra's - I've about 12 atm, and they really stand out in the crowd.
     
  20. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Na, mine are as peaceful as you like, no agro at all :lol:

    I was warned about the silver tips, but after an experiment with a few in my work tank I decided to get them as they don't seem to do any damage. It seems to be just for show, and as my 4ft is a silver tip only tank, they only have themselves to fight amongst!

    Sam
     

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