Animal Stories - Characins


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Kevin - 2003-12-05
I have three of these in a 30g tank along with a dozen other various tetras, 2 emerald catfish (Brochis splendens - my favorite) and a lone male betta. One of the three chased the betta and nipped his
fins mercilessly for the first week but has since calmed down.

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vodies - 2003-12-02
I own a Leporinus fasciatus and he is not aggressive in the least other than if he gets cornered and then he usually just dips his head and shakes his body.

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Katrina - 2003-11-15
Some of the prettiest fish i ever kept. Graceful yet endulging. I;d like to suggest keeping them with Harelquin Rasorbas. But, a word of caution to this tale...do NOT keep them with larger fish. They MUST be the same size as the other fish in the aquarium when you put them in or else you will go through what i went through. Two black widows, two whites, over all peaceable. I tried to add a little school of 5 neon, and disaster struck. Two had their tails bitten off, one was PUSHED UP THE FILTER. I caught the remaining two just in time and returned them to the pet store. Dont go through what i did, keep them in large schools with fish of the same size at least at that time.

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Barbara - 2003-11-08
These tetras are beautiful, and in my experiene much less picky than others. Will apdapt easily to many healthy foods and peacful spececies. Many see them as dull, but with adequate lighting, they sparkle. For best overall appearence, keep with contrasting foliage such as the Java Fern. Overall my favorite fish group in the tank.

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Barbara - 2003-11-07
WOW! I bought several of those and added them into my tank, then dug through every possible book on tropicals. I returned to the dealer, and to my shock, he had no idea what kind of fish it was. In my experience, they are lovely fish with an overall peaceful disposition unless provoked. Im so happy I finaly discovered what type of fish they were.

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Bailey - 2003-09-18
I have a 20-gallon aquarium with 7 Neon Tetras, 3 Pristella Tetras, and 2 male Dwarf Gouramis. The Pristella Tetras are lots of fun to watch, and their yellow and black fins are very colorful. All of the fish seem to get along well with each other. The Pristella Tetras have huge appetites, and are always the first ones to get to the food!

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Bailey - 2003-09-18
I have a 20-gallon aquarium with 7 Neon Tetras, 3 Pristella Tetras, and 2 male Dwarf Gouramis. They all seem to get along well. The Neons make a beautiful school of fish!

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Henry Chua - 2003-09-12
I have misjudged this wonderful fish. As i noticed the shoal of Rasboras were frightened by my shoal of Black Neon Tetras, I misunderstood the fear for agression by the Black Neon Tetras. I was gazing at them and realised that the Rasboras must have been unaccustomed by my Black Neon Tetras (as they are new to the Coummunity) thus frightened, days ago. If one spends time noticing the activities of a Community tank, one can discover that there is beauty in these tetras.

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Henry Chua - 2003-09-11
It is always best to include some bottom feeders, to clear the bottom of leftovers, as I noticed they are often at the middle. They were a little aggressive with other Tetras. However, it is always right not to mix them with Angelfish & other bigger sized fishes.

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Henry Chua - 2003-09-11
Avoid adding them with other similar sized fishes especially guppies or other brightly colored ones. Have witnessed them nibbling the fin of a poor guppy. They do grow to a size bigger than some community fishes (like Neon Tetras, etc) so its best not to mix them with such community fishes. But a school of them in a tank will prove eye-catching for many hobbyists.

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