Redline Tetras

Cazeil

Member
I'm looking for a small tetra, the size of neons or glowlights, that would compliment Bleeding Heart Tetras (BHTs). I'm thinking about redline tetras. Are they hard to get? Expensive? Difficult to keep? Thanks and happy fishing !
 
  • Moderator

Coradee

Moderator
Member
Giving this a bump up for you
 

chromedome52

Member
Hyphessobrycon amapaensis is a fairly new species, you will likely have a hard time finding them. Might be a bit expensive for an otherwise ordinary type of tetra.
 
  • Thread Starter

Cazeil

Member
chromedome52 said:
Hyphessobrycon amapaensis is a fairly new species, you will likely have a hard time finding them. Might be a bit expensive for an otherwise ordinary type of tetra.
Makes sense. Thanks!
 

Castiel*

Member
Have you ever considered maybe a school of cherry barbs or are you looking for tetra only?
 

wapooshe

Member
I mean cardinal tetras do have a full red belly, if you don't mind the blue.
 
  • Thread Starter

Cazeil

Member
I love the idea of Cherry Barbs. I don't know anything about them... off to read.
 

Castiel*

Member
Cazeil said:
I love the idea of Cherry Barbs. I don't know anything about them... off to read.
If you keep your temp around 76 degrees and you have decent plant cover they will get along fine with almost anything. They are somewhat shy, but very peaceful. They do establish a hierarchy and will chase each other around a bit, but this is normal. Males get a bright bold red, while females are some what red but have a slightly brownish body. Keep them in larger schools, 6 fish being the bare minimum.

What size is your tank? I may have missed you saying the size already.. lol
 
  • Thread Starter

Cazeil

Member
WiFi said:
If you keep your temp around 76 degrees and you have decent plant cover they will get along fine with almost anything. They are somewhat shy, but very peaceful. They do establish a hierarchy and will chase each other around a bit, but this is normal. Males get a bright bold red, while females are some what red but have a slightly brownish body. Keep them in larger schools, 6 fish being the bare minimum.

What size is your tank? I may have missed you saying the size already.. lol

It is a 30 gallon tank. It only has plastic plants in it right now. I was thinking that I would learn the fish first, because they are more motivating, and then the plants. So, are plastic plants good enough, as long as they provide good cover? Seems like fish might be sensitive to the difference. It is usually around 72 degrees F from one smallish heater. So I will need to look into heaters. Comments and recommendations on those would be much appreciated .
 

Castiel*

Member
Cazeil said:
It is a 30 gallon tank. It only has plastic plants in it right now. I was thinking that I would learn the fish first, because they are more motivating, and then the plants. So, are plastic plants good enough, as long as they provide good cover? Seems like fish might be sensitive to the difference. It is usually around 72 degrees F from one smallish heater. So I will need to look into heaters. Comments and recommendations on those would be much appreciated .
Yeah 72 is pretty low for most tropical and community fish. I would invest in a decent adjustable heater (more will have to chime in on that or make a different thread to get noticed) mine are all preset aquaeon heaters and I wish I spent the extra dough on an adjustable one.

Plastic plants would be fine, just as long as they can find some dense areas to hide in sometimes, they do like a little open swimming space, so don't go too crazy.
 
  • Thread Starter

Cazeil

Member
I like the "don't go too crazy" part . I will start a new thread for heater recommendations.
 

Castiel*

Member
Cazeil said:
I like the "don't go too crazy" part . I will start a new thread for heater recommendations.
I have probably $80 worth of fake plastic plants I bought over the years sitting in my fish tank cabinet. I always ended up replacing them with silk ones or live plants .
 
  • Thread Starter

Cazeil

Member
The plants that I have were given to me for free. I like the idea of silk. On the off-chance that I purchase some, I'll go for silk. As long as we're chatting, what live plants are easiest to start with?
 

Most photos, videos and links are disabled if you are not logged in.

Log in or register to view



Top Bottom