Animal Stories - Characins


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Anonymous - 2011-08-28
Love my black phantoms have lost 3 with the last suffering with swim bladder, hoping I've saved her with a treatment she's my favourite in the whole tank.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-08-29
    Awesome
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Rishabh Jadhav - 2011-08-25
hi,

i have 2 pairs of monos and a pair of bala shark, they are all quite small in size. i was wondering if i could add a school of neons and glow lights along with them (I have a 55 gallon tank)

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-25
    General rule is 1 gallon of usable water for each inch oyour fish are going to be as adults. You have a 55 gallon and so first you sutract at least 5 - 7 gallons for gravel, decorations, plants, filter etc. So you have about 45 gallons. The monos and the bala will take that many gallons. The second problem is the Bala is going to go to about 12 inches and will naturally assume many smaller fish are food. It is said they are more agressive when just one in the tank, also.
  • Rishabh Jadhav - 2011-08-27
    thanks for the info. i was planning on dwelling a nice planted aquarium filled with tetras and other small fishes.. just a little confused about what i should do!!!
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Akshay Amle - 2011-08-24
What are the tank mates for red belly pacu?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-24
    Anything you want to feed it. They will go about 35 pounds -
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Animal-World info on Neon Tetra
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Akshay Amle - 2011-08-24
I have 15 Gallon Tank with 6 Neon Tetra, and 4 black neon tetra along with 2 silver dollar and a sucker fish, can i put guppies with them??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-24
    Your tank is too small for the fish you already have so I wouldn't add additional fish. General rule of thumb is one usable gallon for each inch your fish will be as an adult. Your neon tetras are going to be 1 1/2 inches as adults so for 6 fish - that is nine gallons that you need. You have a 15 gallong but you have to subtract gallons because you have gravel, decorations, plants etc in the tank so maybe you have 12 usable gallons at the most.
    If you have too many fish in a tank - as you do, the fish become agressive, they can become stunted and die. So good news is you need a larger tank for the fish you have. More good news - it will probably be quite attractive with the fish you have.
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Eric Dancel - 2011-08-12
I can't get it. My tetra just looks like it's original form plain white. But my aunt have her tetra fish now look like a balk skirt tetra. How did that happene? Reply please. My aunt is annoying me please reply ASAP as soon as posible

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-12
    Attached is article from Animal World and it will tell you more about the colored skirt tetra - including color additives for the fish. The link is

    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/characins/ColoredSkirtTetra.php

    Hope that helps
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stephanie - 2011-07-28
Not all of the color tetra are dyed using syringes and dye. I have a pink one and it simply gains its color from the food its fed. I use Tetra Color plus. Its specialized food for fish hat have colors. It enchaces their color naturaly.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-28
    Didn't know you could do that - thanks
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sidharth soman - 2011-07-04
Guys, I got some of the best gouramis in the world with me. I'm thinking of introducing some red eyed tetras in.... I dont know if they'll do well together... anyone got answers???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-04
    It depends on what kind of gouramis you have. Some might be fine with the tetras but some can be agressive toward smaller fish.
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Kai Voigt - 2011-06-30
The piranha of the tetra world. Had 24 neons and next day there were only 6 left. That was one expensive buenos aires meal. Considering there are only two in the tank. They seem to be very aggressive and are now getting the royal flush.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-01
    Sure doesn't sound like something I would invite over for dinner.
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Ray Nicholson - 2010-03-24
I have 5 of these guys right now. I was thinking of adding some Neons and was wondering if they will all skoal togther. If they don't, I will probably just add more Cardinals instead.

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  • fish boy - 2011-05-05
    These fish will not know the difference between them and they will school together. I just bought three and they started to school with my lonely neon tetra.
  • Brandon Smith - 2011-06-25
    Yes. When I had 4 neons and 4 glolites, they school together.
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Lauren - 2007-09-24
I have had really bad trouble with my fish, he keeps attacking my other fish and everything that is in the tank. Apart from that he is really good

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  • wendy79 - 2011-06-15
    What kind of fish do you have? What is your tank enviroment like?
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-17
    You might want to remove the one fish and put him in another tank. What is the kind of sih that is attacking? He might not be a community fish or get along with others.
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