Which Tetra Is The Best?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Wilson Johnson, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    Hey guys. I wanted to know which tetra y'all think is the best overall.(looks,size,cost). I want to get a school of a type of tetra but not sure which one to pick.( not getting the mutated glowing ones)
     
  2. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    What size tank and tank mates?
     
  3. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    What's the tank size?

    My personal common tetra favorites are lemon tetras ($3.00 each at my LFS and $3.50 at Petco) and glowlight tetras ($2.50 each at Petco I believe?).
     




  4. Arades

    AradesValued MemberMember

    I like congo tetras because of theyre colour, size and theyre always up and about! :)
     
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    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    It's a 60 gallon with livebearers, dojo loaches, angels, a blue ram, and a small puffer
     




  6. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlackFishlore VIPMember

    My favourite is a cardinal tetra, a rummynose or a black neon for smaller fish set ups, and for a tank with current, any of the Congo tetras.
     
  7. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Rummynose tetras.
     
  8. Alhana

    AlhanaValued MemberMember

    My favorites are the glowlight tetras thus far. Ask again in a week and it might be different = )
     
  9. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Instead of adding fish, I would first address the stocking issues you have right now. Dojo loaches need much cooler water than blue rams and angelfish, and puffers are aggressive and should not be kept with other fish. @TexasDomer and @tyguy7760 can help also.
     
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    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    Actually there is no problem, I gave all of them blood worms and the loaches sinking pellets and everyone ate. Everyone is acting very lively and healthy.
     
  11. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    You'll notice the fish will pass away much earlier than usual. What temperature you keep your tank at?
     
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    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

  13. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    That is too low for the ram and angel. They may have shortened lifespans.
     
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    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    How much shorter
     
  15. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Those temps aren't great for the angelfish and ram. They need much higher than that. But, if you raise the temp, the dojo loach won't like the temp. So, you need to rehome the angelfish and ram OR the dojo
     
  16. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    By a few years.
     
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    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    If I keep the temp at like 76 shouldn't both of them be fine? Dojo range is like 68-76 and angel range is like 76-82.
     
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    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    Plus both fish are pretty hardy
     
  19. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I think angelfish and rams need higher than 76. Maybe 78 degrees for them. But, that's too high for dojos.
     
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    Wilson Johnson

    Wilson JohnsonValued MemberMember

    Aren't dojos hardy enough for that temp?
     




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