50 of what tetra?

HODDY

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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jay said:
I saw some beautiful tetras todays @ MA Morden... Blue line tetra??
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
 

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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
 

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

Sam
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.
 

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