Which Tetras Would You Suggest?

Discussion in 'Tetras' started by FoulFishes, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. FoulFishes

    FoulFishes Valued Member Member

    Honestly, I never really thought Tetras were that cool compared to some of the other small schooling fish. But I am creating an Amazon River Basin biotope aquarium soon and I have found two species of Tetras that I really like. Would you suggest Emperor Tetras, or Rummy Nose Tetras? I feel that both are equally interesting for different reasons. I'd like to hear the opinions of other members whether they have both, just one species, or have seen them in an aquarium before. Both would be awesome, but at my LFS thats about $20 per school of fish. I am interested to hear what other members think of these fish. :)
  2. Akari_32

    Akari_32 Fishlore Legend Member

    Have you seen black neons? My personal favorite. Not to make life more complicated by throwing in more choices, but just sayin' lol
  3. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

    It depends on the other fish you want. Rummies are very shy and would prefer slower, more docile fish. They're often kept with discus for that reason.

  4. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    I love black neons as well, xD... anyways I have never owned either of the 2 breeds your wanting... but from what i have heard I like the Rummies :)
  5. Ethan

    Ethan Well Known Member Member

    love my rummies
  6. allaboutfish

    allaboutfish Well Known Member Member

    I like the emperors.
  7. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    There is a fish called the Purple Emperor Tetra (AKA the Kerri Tetra). They also look great in schools.
  8. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Black neons are my favorite tetras too - excellent schoolers and they make the colors of other fish pop.

    $20 for a school isn't bad. My denison barbs were $20 each (only recently have farmed fish become available - I will not be buying wild again).
  9. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

    Good morning,

    I've really enjoyed having Blue Kerri Tetras aka Emperor Tetra. However, if your filtration has an over flow box, not a good species to choose. The fish end up in the filter.

    starhanging.gif Foulfishes, if you would please, complete your Aquarium Profile Information. This information will aid others with any responses they may have to your questions.

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    Thanks! Keep us posted.

  10. OP

    FoulFishes Valued Member Member

    I like Black Neons too, but I think they might be a little on the small side for this set up, plus I must admit I prefer these two just a bit better lol. They would've been my third choice though.
    Here is the stock list:

    Bolivian Ram Cichlid
    Julii Corydoras
    Bristlenose Plecostomus
    *Tetras (Rummys, Emperors, or both)

    Both are from the Amazon, although they are found in very different areas, hope the stocking list helps.
  11. b

    backflipfronflip Well Known Member Member

    What size of tank is this for? This may influence which fish is best suited to your tank with your current stocking list in mind.
  12. OP

    FoulFishes Valued Member Member

    I haven't made an exact decision yet, because I wanted to plan size around the stocking. Unfortunately I can't get a huge wall-sized tank, so I was thinking just getting one Angel and one Ram to cut down on aggression and to keep enough space so every fish can clain a chunk of territory.

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