Yes very hardy IME. I still have one of the school and I've had him 7 years! I find them extremely active and a bit nippy in their own group only. But no issues keeping them at all.Riccardo1976 said:thanks.
may try with the black ones, are lemon tetra hardy too?
Riccardo1976 said:hi do ember tetras come under the species you mentioned?
The water can be very different within a single city. We have three areas of different water parameters in my city, which is additionally split by the River Rhine. From very hard and alkaline to soft and acidic. Friends told me similar things from cities in the UK. So, all good, most fish can be acclimated to the local water, whereever that may be.Riccardo1976 said:i have a 180l tank, i live in the uk so i think tne water here is different to that of the USA. Are the red phantom hardy?
Yes red phantoms and black phantoms have been really well lived for me. The female red phantom in the pic is also 7 years old.Riccardo1976 said:i have a 180l tank, i live in the uk so i think tne water here is different to that of the USA. Are the red phantom hardy?
Those aren't available / allowed in the UK / Europe.Mii said:Ok, some people may not like them, and this may not be what you're looking for, but hear me out. Purple GloFish tetras. Most people only keep GloFish under blue light to make them glow, but under natural light the purple ones have this really pretty shimmery color yo them. Saw it in my lfs and they would look really nice in a planted tank. Also contrary to popular belief, they are NOT DYED. The original GloFish's DNA was modified to glow under blue light, and it is passed down to the next generation of them. Aside from that they are the same as the INDESTRUCTIBLE black skirt tetra.
They are transgenic GMOs, meaning they took a gene (from one species per colour they offer) and inserted them in the fishes genomes, giving them bioluminescence under black lights. And that type of GMO is illegal in the EU, because transgenic genes can be technically inserted into other species' genomes by viruses or bacteria that are transgenic by nature and via that could be transferred to species that were never intended to get that gene. This is hypothetically possible but would take a lot of unlikely coincidences to happen. Still, people were sentenced to high sums of money for trying to smuggle them into the EU. And EU-law still applies widely to the UK, including that one.DoubleDutch said:Those aren't available / allowed in the UK / Europe.