Animal Stories - Characins


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jessica - 2005-11-07
Cheeky, funny, interesting little guys, who have been a great fish to start with. Very hearty, as they have weathered an outbreak of ich without a spot. They even give my large three-spot gouramis a run for their money around feeding time. Would recommend to anyone, and plan to start all new tanks with a group of them, as they are so happy and easy to settle. Enjoy!

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Tommy - 2005-10-16
I've had my 10" leporinus for about 2 years now, and never had any problems with them. One is very bright on the top, possibly a male, and the other has more of a darker shade to it, hopefully a female. I haven't seen any spawning of any sort, just the usual quarraling. They are housed in a 75 with Dwarf Gourami's, Colombian Sharks, and a stingray, as well as, a 14" pleco. Never had a problem with them attacking anything. Although, they don't like the stingray too much. If you have a large tank I would recommend buying a few, although they do get quite big. There black and yellow bands are really colorful and make them stand out in aquaria. Although, they eat all the plants in the tank, they are very clever and show an acute understanding of eachother. When I drop in an algae wafer, the smaller of the two, is observed bringing the wafer to the larger one. While "he or she" is eating, the presenter is allowed to share the territory. It is quite and interesting behavoir. Tommy

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michelle - 2005-10-08
This fish should not be kept with any slow swimming, long finned, timid species. This fish is an instigator, they like to cause trouble and be in charge. At rare times however, this fish can be very passive and introverted.

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robin - 2005-09-29
I do love hachetfishes I also have a baby it is so CUTE!

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chris - 2005-09-05
I have 2 flame tetras and they have been the most hardy fish I've owned. They've outlasted just about any other fish in my aquarium and add a nice touch with there bright red coloring.

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Chazz - 2005-08-21
I recently got 5 neon tetras to start my first ever tank with (along with a female Betta) and they are the happiest little fish ever. They eat well, stay in a school.. (most of the time) and even play noticeable games with eachother, like tag! (i couldn't believe it at first!!) They are an excellent little fish if you have the right equipment for them, mine stay at the bottom of the tank.. though, they don't like going anywhere else.

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glory - 2005-08-11
they are clear and peaceful. but the males tend to fight w/ each other

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-[?]- - 2005-07-28
Great fish. Very eager eaters they are fast and active, and look great in a mini-tank. They love fish flakes and everything else. They hide sometimes, but usually very active. They brighten up when the lights are on. They grow pretty big and have very long fins. Love the color on these guys.

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Tami Sims - 2005-07-13
My Silver Dollar is in a tank with a rainbow fish and two blood parrot chilids. He is doing great. HE tripled in size in about three months! I didn't know they grew so fast!

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APatcher - 2005-06-18
(1)I have bright pink gravel and my neon tetras don't seem to mind it at all. They don't hide in the shady areas. I think if they are given an aquarium with half bright and half dark, they may choose the dark side, but I have a feeling they do get used to a tank with bright gravel very quickly. (2) When introducing larger fish (even a little bit larger) the neons tend to be intimidated. I think it is best to make sure the neon school is always more numerous than the other schools since the neons are peaceful and easily intimidated.

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