Congo tetras

Discussion in 'Fish' started by andy, 11 Jan 2008.

  1. andy

    andy Member

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    Lewes, East Sussex
    Are these ok in a planted tank ?...someone has just mentioned that they can decimate plants but it's the first i've heard of it.

    Rgds

    Andy
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    Location:
    Nottingham
    I've got a shoal of now four rather elderly Congo tetras. Had them since they were little and they've always been in planted tanks. I have never seen them do anything other than nibble the odd leaf when they haven't been fed over holidays or something.

    They're great fish for a bigger tank, but I have to say with my three foot tanks I wouldn't buy any more - they really want more space, IMHO. 4 foot plus. Gorgeous fish though with their ragged fins.
     
  3. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Location:
    Yaxley, Peterborough
    Never heard off any problems with these other than when they get to a good size they can eat any small algae shrimps etc. I.e. The big fish eating the small fish sceanaio.
     
  4. willson

    willson Member

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    Mine seem fine to busy chasing each other and everything else to bother with the plants :lol:
     
  5. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    Location:
    Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire.
    Mine are no problem with any of the plants in my tank, and they definately do eat shrimp, saw one with a shrimp in it's mouth a few weeks ago :!:
     

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