Tetra Alternative

In a few days their diet can be switched over to newly hatched brine shrimp. They love live foods (and I have had great success with frozen brine shrimp) and can develop very vibrant colors when fed such a diet. Unlike some of the fish of the upper Amazon which is sometimes fed by melted show and can have some temperature drop, the Splashing Tetra’s cannot take lower temperatures very well. The black phantom tetra’s usually eat small insects, worms, and crustaceans. Soft, slightly acid water is ideal and a small rise in temperature will often stimulate breeding. Secondly, you should provide soft and slightly acidic water. The male produces a large amount of sperm to try to fertilize all these eggs, and this can contribute to fouling the water. After they spawn, remove the couple as they will try and consume the fry. Try to provide floating plants as the breeding couple will often lay their eggs among them. They are happy in a shoal and a I recommend plenty of plants for these timid fish. Glowlights scatter their eggs among fine-leaved live plants. About 200-300 eggs are laid per female. On mature specimens, the back and head are a dark grey-green colour which shades through to a purple-copper and down to a silver lower half. A planted tank is the most comfortable for them, and they do well with around a half dozen or so of their own kind. Its maximum size is reported to be about one and a half inches (4cm) long although I have never seen one much over half this size.

Alternative to Tetra

They are very active and prefer larger aquariums due to their bigger size. They are very active in the middle area of your tank but may disturb slower top-dwelling species. On top of that, this larger shoal will make them more active. Your aquarium should attempt to mimic their natural habitat, so include numerous plants, especially fine leaved plants, but make sure that you save space for open swimming also. Red eye tetras make a great addition to any freshwater aquarium setup. If possible, keeping a larger shoal than four is highly recommended because this will make them feel safer in your aquarium. I would suggest that it is only the existence of its two close relatives in the aquarium trade that stops the Green Neon tetra being the most sought after tropical fish. Actually that is the distinguishing feature between a cardinal tetra and neon tetra fish. Normally located in the upper part of the Amazon Basin, the Bleeding heart Tetra prefers a soft acidic water to live in. Insights from the report show that 100% juice remains a significant part of the average consumer diet, with more than 40% of people drinking it every day. They really do prefer schools of five or more. Keep them in schools. Aquarium conditions: Keep the water temperature between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Neon Tetras will eat all common aquarium foods including flakes. The Neon Tetra have less difficulty spawning in captivity. They often live for up to 2 to 4 years in captivity.

Unfortunately, this Tetra has been unable to breed successfully in captivity. The Cardinal tetra is a good match to keep together with this the Glowlight tetra. But their ease with whatever food you give them makes them much easier to keep. This will keep them in top condition. The fish may not spawn the first day, but with luck will spawn within a few days. They will usually swam a few centimeters above the bottom of your tank. The enjoy dark substrate and plant coverage displayed along the back and sides of your tank. Not good if you want more in your tank. This behavior is more prominent in larger groupings. A group of Congo tetras can be comfortably housed in aquariums measuring 40 inches or more in length. I also recommend that you purchase more than one as they tend to be healthier in a group. The Tetras in this group can be kept with each other, and with the tetras of the previous group, but caution is necessary if putting them with the three species of the Neon group. I should explain that the phase “Sub species” does not suggest any form of inferiority, but is simply a taxonomic group below the level of species, but above that of variety. When kept together they will often form separate shoals that swim alongside each other. They will form smaller groups if there is a predator, or even just a perceived predator, in the tank. They are quite a peaceful fish which makes them wonderful a community tank.