Animal Stories - Pristella Tetra

Animal-World Information about: Pristella Tetra

The Pristella Tetra is a perky little fish that is social, friendly, and very easy to care for!
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michelle - 2012-10-22
I want to start my own tank, im new to having fish. this will be my first fish tank. I dont know what fish to start off with and what fish get alone with eachother.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-22
    What size tank are you starting with?  a 30 gallon is a good started tank. Good starter fish are swords, platies, guppies, mollies and a few other livebearers.  Cool thing about these as you will get a chance to watch them have babies!
Natalie - 2012-07-17
Will my x ray tetra spawn??? ( my tank is only 2.25 gallon ) I currently have 4 of them, 2 female and 1 male. I'm not sure about the other. The tank is shared with 3 red cherry shrimp, 3 golden tetra, 3 cardinal tetra and 1 panda cory. Tks in advance

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  • symbol - 2012-08-30
    That sounds like a very crowded tank! It would be nice for them if you could space them out a little more. Also, I think that cory cats normally like to live in groups. Maybe you could get a bigger tank and get him some friends? I think it would be very difficult to breed fish in a 2.25 gallon tank. If you can get a bigger tank at some point, maybe you could try to find a compatible/breeding pair then.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-08-31
    Way to small of a tank!  Should have at least a 20 gallon tank.  To spawn they really need an open area and peace from other fish.  Normally a seperate tank is set up just for that purpose.  Some great info if you click the link uner reproduction
Anonymous - 2010-01-18
I just got 3 of these fish today, and I call them little taxi's.

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  • yasmine - 2010-02-24
    Why did you call them fish taxis, but anyways I bought ten of them.
Learth Hoch - 2010-10-26
I have had my pristella tetras, Sushi, Sashimi, and Sailboat, for almost 3 weeks now. They are my first fish, and they are very hardy, very tolerant fish! They are active swimmers, and oh so very cute. :D I'm thinking about getting 2 or 3 more to swim with them in my 15 gallon, since they are schooling fish. And another thing--these little buggers are FAST! When I try to catch them when I clean the aquarium, they dart away surprisingly quickly. I call them, 'The Secret Society' hahaha. I love my pristellas. :D

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  • bev - 2011-01-23
    I have 3 in my tank they are beautiful lil fish :) I keep them with white widows, black phantoms, red fin colombians, lemon albino, harlequins, glowlights, platys, pepper and albino corys, khuli loach, golden loach, a black common plec and a sailfin plec. They all get on together really well :D
RWS - 2008-02-18
A very detailed article.

Below is another sample of x-ray fish (transparent or glass fish).

poop - 2010-05-07
I have 4 I used to have 5 but 1 died like 2 weeks after I got it.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-25
    I am sorry that the one died. You must be doing a good job though or the others might have gotten ill also. Good luck with them.
Kasey - 2009-11-28
I love my pristela tetra. At first I bought 2 of them, they love my 10 gallon tank.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-03-11
    cool! so now your fish have a date?
someone - 2010-02-15
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Anonymous - 2009-10-27
I needed a fish for my a-z project, too!

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  • Anonymous - 2010-02-24
    We r doing the same thing.
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    Me too.
No One - 2009-06-26
This Is such a cool thing it helps me with my A-Z project/ my homework

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  • Mary - 2010-03-18
    I also needed a fish for my A-z project!
  • Anonymous - 2010-05-16
    Wow! I have the same thing!