Popular Types of Tetra Fish | Tim's Tropical Fish

 Neon Tetras are peaceful tropical fish and best kept in schools of 6 or more.
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In this section of the articles library you will find information about the many different Tetra fish species. All the Tetras belong to the family Characidae in the order Characiformes and are small freshwater fishes. Many tropical Tetra fish species are popular among aquarists, especially the species that are brightly colored and easy to care for in captivity.
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Neon tetras are small tropical freshwater fish native to South America around the Amazon River basin. They're great for first-time fish parents, but they can't care for themselves in captivity. It's important to maintain the right aquarium conditions, keep your tetras healthy, and know how to respond to diseases so that they can live long and healthy lives. Exotic Freshwater Fish | ... Freshwater Tropical Fish, Keeping and Caring For Tetra Tropical Fish These are different
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Photo provided by FlickrThe Neon Tetra, like many other tetras, will accept tropical fish flakes, frozen and freeze dried foods.
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Your tropical fish will love this Tetra food enhanced with vitamin C and Pro-Care from TetraMin. Your fish’s colors will be so much brighter and healthier!The Neon Tetra fish is one of the most attractive of all the readily available tropical fishes. The neon tetra has been getting a bad reputation in recent years for the difficulty in keeping them alive in the home aquarium. This bad reputation could be attributed to the increasing public demand and the methods by which breeders are meeting those demands by the inbreeding of this once hardy tropical fish.my favorite tropical fish - Congo tetra. I love aquariums, and my all-time favorite fish are Congo tetras. Just the colors alone - teal, gold, green...they're like little jewels and I love them so much.A third example of an interesting tropical Tetra fish species is the Serpae tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques). This fish has a very beautiful red coloration and is therefore also known as Blood characin, Jewel tetra, Red serpa and an abundance of other names that all alludes to the decorative red color. The red shades vary from reddish brown to a vivid bright red. The main body is red, and so is the all the fins except for the dorsal fin which is black with a white fringe. Behind the gill cover, the body is decorated with a dark marking that is shaped like a comma.
An example of a less well-known tropical Tetra fish species is the Congo tetra, Micralestes interruptus. This Tetra is not as sturdy as the Neon tetra and frequent water changes are very important since this species is sensitive to poor water conditions. The aquarium where you house your Congo tetra must also be equipped with sufficient circulation. The Congo tetra is peaceful but can be a little skittish and nervous. You can make your Congo tetra less shy and decrease the stress by decorating the aquarium in a way that creates plenty of hiding spots. The Congo tetra should be kept with at least five other Congo tetras, preferably even more. Aggressive and bullying fish can make the Congo tetra very stressed. The Congo tetra will stay stronger in slightly acidic water, but can tolerate anything from pH 6 to pH 7.5. Wild Congo tetra is found in the warm waters of the Zaire river basin on the African continent, and your Congo tetra will therefore appreciate a water temperature in the 23-26° C (73º -79º F) range. Soft water is best, but a healthy Congo tetra will usually adapt to harder conditions as well.Tetra’s are among the most common and popular tropical fish. This is due to their small size, calm temperament, low cost, hardiness and strong colorations.