Kerri tetra

jayne

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This is one of the species on my wish list so I'll be very interested to see photos and follow their progress.They are a lovely fish.
 

bobtail

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not the greatest pic but theyre so fast.
I need to find out which light brings out the best show of colour.
 

Ed Seeley

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They are a related species, but the normal Emperor Tetra is Nematobrycon palmeri whereas this species is Inpaichthys kerryi. Look very similar though.
 

Maximumbob

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I went a bit mad in peir this week. I got some cracking fish though.

I got some sparkling gouramis - Trichopsis pumila - and some Dwarf Rasbora (AKA Boraras maculatus or Rasbora Maculata). Both species will like the nice shaded planted acid tank and I hope add more movement and colour to the tank.

The small boraras maculatus are amazing for my small study tank... I have 6 and would get the same again could I fit them in. (i'm temporarily housing the sparklings in my smaller tank until I move them to the 180)

These woulf be amazing nano tank fish. They love an acid environment and look soo cool. They are apparently the 10th smallest invertebrate in the world.... or something crazy like that!!! Check a picture of them here. When I get some pictures from my own tank i'll post them asap.
 

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Good for you, had Croaking gouramis before and they were great so I bet the sparklers will be great.

I'm going to get 6 blockheads tomorrow as Wharf Aquatics have a batch of probably wild caught ones in! I'll get them with store credit too!
 

planter

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Whilst on the subject of Fish

Hi all,

My first post here! :D

I agree those Purple emperor tetras will look great in a planted tank!

Here are some of my favourites you might choose to consider (apologise in advance for the poor quality of some of the pics) -

<i>Hemmigrammus rodwayi </i>-

been aware for some years of The Gold tetra Hemigrammus rodwayi but must admit have rather overlooked it until recently. They really do look at their best in a planted aquarium wish this picture did them justice! The other fish (harlequin like) are <i>Rasbora henglei</i> another pretty little fish often used in Amanos nature aquarium scapes -

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<i>Bororas brigittae</i> -

Kept these little guys in my Aquaqube 25 for some time, a stunning fish that adds a real dash of colour

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nannostomus mortenthaleri -

Really beautiful pencil fish that can be a little tricky to get hold of pictured here in one of planted tanks


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All highly recommended - I buy all my fish from my local Maidenhead aquatics!
 

beeky

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Thanks for that, good photos.

I remember reading/hearing that the gold tetra and the platinum tetra are often confused, as both are similar (nice too). Those Bororas brigittae are fantastic, I'll have to search those out I think.

The pencils are nice too, I saw Trimar had them for something like £9 each!!
 
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