Kerri tetra

Discussion in 'Fish' started by bobtail, 2 Aug 2007.

  1. bobtail

    bobtail Member

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    Ive just bought some from Peir aquatics in Wigan Ive never seen them before but that goes for a lot of the stock there, the variety is amazing!!

    http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.php?id=12388

    Such a beautiful fish I hope mine will show off that lovely purpley blue colour when theyre settled.
     
  2. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    These are great fish. How are they settling in? Pictures??? :)
     
  3. jayne

    jayne Member

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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.
     
  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Member

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    Mine too! I love how they look. That bluey colour is fantastic :)
     
  5. Maximumbob

    Maximumbob Member

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    I got my caillant choc gouramis from WIgan Peir aquatics. Its a very good shop.
     
  6. bobtail

    bobtail Member

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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.
     
  7. bobtail

    bobtail Member

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  8. beeky

    beeky Member

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    Are these what's known as Emperor tetras?
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Ed Seeley

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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!
     
  12. planter

    planter Member

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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 -

    forukaps007comp.jpg

    <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

    bbrigittae014comp.jpg

    nannostomus mortenthaleri -

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


    pencils017.jpg


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

    beeky Member

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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!!
     
  14. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Those red pencil fish weren't cheap the one and only time I've seen them. Lovely little fish though.

    Sam
     
  15. beeky

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    Maybe it's a good candidate for a breeding project!
     

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