Animal Stories - Characins

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Kurt van Wyk - 2009-02-27
I have a shoal of only 5 guys in my 110 liter tank with 3 amazon algae eaters. I am restocking my fish tank soon but until then these guys are being the most perfect fish you can get! I love this site by the way.

Yee Loon - 2007-07-05
Cardinal Tetra... As suggested, it is one of the most popular fishes in the world. I bought about 80 fishes for my 3 and 1/2 feet tank. All the fishes were great and displayed shows of blue and red colorizations. Needless to say, it is my favorite charachin of all time next to the neon of course.
Still, i would recommend all aquarists to buy this fish, but it will be at its best when the substrate is dark and soft and acidic waters. It does better in a heavily planted, well-balanced aquarium.
By the way, Great Site!!!

Ethan - 2009-11-20
I have 4 of these fish in my 20 gallon tank with 2 congo tetras, 2 albino congo tetras, 2 corydorus catfishes, 2 glowlight tetras, 2 orange von rio tetras, 1 von rio tetra, zig zag eel, and a dwarf african clawed frog. These are very cool fish and when you have a group they school very good. These fish are compatible with all fish of the same size range. Cardinal tetras are very popular fish and are from the amazon, one of the rivers in the amazon which is the the Rio Negro has many cardinal tetras and when Cardinal tetras are wild caught they usually come from this region. overall...these are nice fish.

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bill - 2011-12-14
This page states that they need a 1,000 gallon aquarium. What are the dimensions of this aquarium?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-14
    They can be different dimensions but run about 120 inches wide, 50 inches deep and 40 inches accross --- there are various sizes though.
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karen weither - 2007-02-25
i think they are strange but interesting fish i wouldnt mind taking one to show and tell

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  • nm123 - 2011-10-21
    i would not even think about it or they will die if you do they need a heater all the time that is mostly why you can't take them anywhere
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Caitlin - 2012-11-04
Ok well I have a tetra and he is in with three Molly's and four little angel fish and also a gormi at first he was grate and he didn't bother any of my other fish until now iv had him for about five weeks and know he is starting to annoy me he is distroying my other fishes fins and I'm about ready to take him back to the pet store.  I just don't know what to do.  I'm trying to get another tank but if I do he will be all alone so what do I do what do I do untill I get another tank and what do I do when I get the tank what fish do I put him with if he will just destroy their fins? Please help I'm getting a headache

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-11-05
    Try setting up nice sinle species tanks with it.
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Alysia yvonne polk - 2012-11-04
I have 3 short skirts and 1 long skirt and they are wonderful to watch and they do great with my 3 big silverdollars, but they did eat a baby mollie i had, im only 14 and i love fish and i say everyone should have some of these fish:)

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Pete Mclean - 2012-10-31
He he I got a red belly pirahna called Bob had him for almost 6 years now and yeah he skittish lives in a 4 ft tank with a large plec not sure who is more aggressive though the pirahna or the plec but Bob now comes and takes food from my hand. He's the best fish I have kept so far always up to something whether it be trying to hide behind a twig or attack me while I am walking past would recomend red bellies to anyone who has time to watch them :D

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-31
    Pirahna make interesting pets, but they are not for everyone.  Experienced owners are a must.
Adam - 2012-10-30
I have a 55 gallon tank and I want aggressive fish. Are Piranha and Pacus basically the same and can live together.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-30
    These fish are from the same family, but are very different.  They do however look a bit similar but that is as far as it goes!  The Pacu grows faster and normally larger in aquariums and is not as aggressive.  They can be very aggressive to smaller fish.  They will eat vegetables as well meat.  Much easier fish to keep, but a 55 Gallon tank will be too small for a for a forever tank.
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Nancy - 2009-06-05
I have 10 neon tetra. I have had them for 3 to 4 weeks. They are all doing awesome. I test my water at least once a week. To make sure the PH is around 7.2 and 7.6. The temp is at 76-80 degrees. But I have a 55 gallon tank and want to know what other fish can I put in except the tetras. Thank you for the good information on your web site.

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  • none for safety - 2010-04-20
    My brother had some tetras and they do really well with other fish as long as they're not aggressive and last 2 years!
  • David - 2011-03-10
    Do you have any other fish that require the water to be a base? If not, then your water should be around 5.0 - 7.0 for the neons.

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