Black Skirts Or Colombian Tetras?

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I have a 75 gallon tank waiting for fish. I am looking to put a school of about 10 of either of these fish. Which do you reccomend?
 

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Thunder_o_b said:
I am not fond of black skirts.
Is it looks or behavior?
 
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FreshwaterAquarist652 said:
I will try to find them at my LFS. Thanks!
Your welcome!
 

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I prefer Black Skirts, but this is all down to personal preference really.
 

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FreshwaterAquarist652 said:
Is it looks or behavior?
Looks. What about glow light tetras? They are a wonderful fish. We have schools in two of our aquariums.

Or Buenos Aires Tetras? I never had them but have heard they are nice fish.

1. Glow light.
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2. Buenos Aires Tetras. Not a great shot. This was taken at a pet store.
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That Buenos Aires looks pretty good. I will have to decide which one after I see them in person
 

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Personal preference: Black Skirts they are a "Blast" in my tank. Chasing, playing tag, flashing eachother and of course when they school together it is so "Beautiful"
 

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Buenos Aires are NOT nice. They are mean, nasty, and big females can easily get 4 inches.

I'd go with Colombian Red and Blue.

Adult Black Skirts are not black, they are grey. They also get over 3 inches. They breed at a much smaller size, so people don't realize how big they can actually get if given the space.
 

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chromedome52 said:
Buenos Aires are NOT nice. They are mean, nasty, and big females can easily get 4 inches.

I'd go with Colombian Red and Blue.

Adult Black Skirts are not black, they are grey. They also get over 3 inches. They breed at a much smaller size, so people don't realize how big they can actually get if given the space.
Indeed if the tank was 30 gallon i would recommend Colombians. But being a 75 gallon tank i think a large shoal of 3" Black Skirts would look great.
 

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chromedome52 said:
Buenos Aires are NOT nice. They are mean, nasty, and big females can easily get 4 inches.

I'd go with Colombian Red and Blue.

Adult Black Skirts are not black, they are grey. They also get over 3 inches. They breed at a much smaller size, so people don't realize how big they can actually get if given the space.
Interesting, I will have take that up with the sales person. I never kept them.
 
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