What tetra?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by myboyshay, 9 Oct 2009.

  1. myboyshay

    myboyshay Member

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    Hi there,

    Nearly ready for stocking and I can't decide between embers, green neons and I love cardinals but I think they may look too big in a 60cm Iwagumi.

    What are the green neons like does anyone have any?

    Thanks in advance

    Mark
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  2. YzemaN

    YzemaN Member

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    Lemon tetra look good in a 'gumi, but I think like most tetras they only school until they have settled in.
     
  3. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    Ive got a few green neons, much smaller than cardinals and neons. Personally I've found them to be hardy and a pretty fish, with almost no red, just the green/blue iridescent stripe.

    Sam
     
  4. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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  5. andy

    andy Member

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    Most tetras will look good, it's purely down to preference. As mentioned, lemon and x-ray tetras look superb in a planted tank as do serpae, head and tail light and black phantoms.

    Do you have to have tetras ? My local maidenhead aquatics has a tank full of lampeyes (only £1 each too) and they've inspired me to set up another tank with just them in as they look so good.
     
  6. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    IMO go for something small in a 2ft tank. Smaller fish make the tank look bigger as they decieve the eye and you can have a larger shoal of them too.

    I'd look at a big shoal of the smaller rasboras, lampeyes, blue-eyes, smaller barbs and danios or smaller tetras as possibles too if you're not restricting yourself just to tetras.
     
  7. myboyshay

    myboyshay Member

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    Thanks for all the replies everyone, I've decided to go with the green neons, I think they'll suit my scape the best.

    cheers

    Mark
     

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