New tank mates

  1. joiakimfish

    joiakimfish Valued Member Member

    I picked up 6 red eye tetras and a rope fish yesterday (couldn't resist I've always wanted one) but the tetras they kinda cought my eye while at the store .... So I did a quick google of tank parameters that they required and took them happily ... I don't know much about them tho does anyone here have experience with them?
     
  2. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    I haven't had red eye tetra's, but I can look everything you need to know if you want. But I think you can do that.
     
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    joiakimfish

    joiakimfish Valued Member Member

    I have been just wanted to here from people from here with experience deff more reliable then Wikipedia and stuff ... Thanks for the offer :) :)
     


  4. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Is there any other fish you need to know about? Maybe black neon tetra's? I have experience in those :).
     
  5. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    They tend to stay near the top, space themselves out rather than shoal, eat anything, and can be a bit nippy, but are usually very peaceful. The Ropefish shouldn't be a problem. They'll overeat so watch that they don't end up obese.


    Edit... Are they the South American red eyes or the African ones?
     
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    joiakimfish

    joiakimfish Valued Member Member

    Sarah73 I do like the black neon tetras but I am scared they will get sucked up into my filters (fluval 406s)
    hampalong I'm not sure what kind they are how do I phisically tell the difference?
     
  7. hampalong

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    Google Image. They're very different fish. :)
     
  8. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

    Black neon tetra's are bigger than neon tetra's.
     
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    joiakimfish

    joiakimfish Valued Member Member

    Hmm they look most like the Americans version
     
  10. slayer5590

    slayer5590 Well Known Member Member

    Can you post a pic of them?
     
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    joiakimfish

    joiakimfish Valued Member Member

    Sure give me a few to get home