Which Tetra Is The Best?

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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)
 

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What size tank and tank mates?
 

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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?).
 

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I like congo tetras because of theyre colour, size and theyre always up and about!
 
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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.
 

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Rummynose tetras.
 

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

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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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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.
 

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Wilson Johnson said:
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.
You'll notice the fish will pass away much earlier than usual. What temperature you keep your tank at?
 
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That is too low for the ram and angel. They may have shortened lifespans.
 
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How much shorter
 

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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
 

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By a few years.
 
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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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Plus both fish are pretty hardy
 

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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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Aren't dojos hardy enough for that temp?
 
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