What's up everybody, Dustin here with Dustin's Fish Tanks

Top Five TETRAS - Tetra Fish types - Tetra Fish Varieties - Tetra Tank
Photo provided by Flickr
The Pristella Tetra or X-Ray Fish is a deep-bodied tetra species. This fish will generally reach about 1 3/4 inches (4.5 cm) in length and has a lifespan of about 4 to 5 years, or even longer. Its silvery to yellowish body features a large spot on the dorsal and anal fin, and a reddish tail. The dorsal and anal fins start with a yellow stripe that changes to a black stripe and ends at a white tip. This is a very striking tetra.This is a very striking tetra. it is also called X-ray Tetra and Pinktailed Tetra, and specimens that have a stronger golden cast inspired the common names Golden Pristella Tetra and Water Goldfinch.A popular albino variety has also been developed. The Albino Pristella Tetra, also known as the Golden X-ray Tetra, has pink eyes and pink spots, but a more washed-out body coloration. The albino version is even easier to breed than the natural X-Ray Fish, which may explain its popularity.
Top Five TETRAS - Tetra Fish types - Tetra Fish Varieties - Tetra Tank.
Photo provided by Flickr
Then in the 1970’s, perfected a breeding line, and most examples of this species found in stores today descend from this strain. The Congo Tetras that you buy in most stores today will breed true, with all the color and trailing tail of the native African fish. The fish in nature approaches 4 ½ inches. However farm-raised varieties, though full finned and rich with color, will generally not grow beyond 3 or 3 ½ inches. In 2012, Yorktown Technologies introduced a new variety of
Photo provided by FlickrTetra Fish: Neon Tetras, Cardinal Tetras and other Fish Varieties. Tetras are active schooling fish that work well in the peaceful community aquarium. It is ideal to keep six or more fish of the same tetra species in the aquarium. Tetras do best in a well-planted aquarium with moderate lighting.
Photo provided by FlickrJump to Description and Varieties - Neon tetras, or Paracheirodon innesi , are beautiful fish that come from the Peruvian Amazon
Photo provided by Flickr
This is a very beautiful type of Tetra fish that usually grows to a maximum length of 1.5 inches. Pristella Tetra have a variety of colors present including blue, green, yellow, and red, and they are referred to as “X-Ray” because they are seemingly transparent.Tetras make up the most popular groups of fish for small freshwater home aquariums. They are the most requested fish because you can get a large variety of colorful active and hardy Tetra fish types, and have them all in a freshwater aquarium full of other tank mates.Unlike other tetra fish that don’t have substantial dorsal fins, this species has anal and dorsal fins that feature a variety of colors and are quite large. The Pristella Tetra is actually very resistant to many water types as it is found in coastal rivers in South America, meaning that they can survive in slightly salty water.Tetras are a species of tropical fish extremely popular in the aquarium trade. There are over 150 different species of tetras, most of which have small, compressed body shapes. Tetras are also characterized by their tiny adipose fin which is located between their dorsal and tail fins. Most aquarium varieties of tetra are extremely colorful and relatively hardy, making them a popular choice amongst beginner and experienced aquarists alike.The Characidae, characids or characins are a family of freshwater subtropical and tropical fish, belonging to the order Characiformes. The name "characins" is the historical one, but scientists today tend to prefer "characids" to reflect their status as a by and large monophyletic group at family rank. To arrive there, this family has undergone much systematic and taxonomic change. Among those fishes that remain in the Characidae for the time being are the tetras, comprising the very similar genera Hemigrammus and Hyphessobrycon, as well as a few related forms such as the cave and neon tetras. Fish of this family are important as food and also include popular aquarium fish species. These fish vary in length, though many are less than 3 centimetres (1 in). The smallest species grows to a maximum length of 13 millimetres (0.5 in). These fish inhabit a wide range and a variety of habitats. They originate in the Americas, ranging from southwestern Texas and Mexico through Central and South America. Many of these fish come from rivers, but for example the blind cave tetra even inhabits caves.The tetras are by far one of my favorite groups of fish, just for the fact stated above with a lot of variety, color, and relatively inexpensive. I think the rummy nose tetra is quickly becoming one of the most popular tetras in the aquarium hobby. I have a lot of different tetras but these little guys really school the best. And it is sight to behold watching them school through a planted aquarium. Blood fin tetras are another group of tetras that school but not as much as the rummy nose, but they do sometimes intermingle in their schooling with the rummy nose.