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Fish Species Explained - Tetra's

Fish Species Explained – Tetra’s

Fish Species Explained – Tetra’s

Fish Species Explained – Tetra’s, looks at the requirements of the Tetra Species, check out other species in our Information Center

Tetra’s are a common species.  Easy to obtain and generally easy to keep.  Tetra’s are a favorite with aquarium fish keepers all over the world. They are generally originate from Africa, South & Central America.  Species Group-Characidae which contains over 150 species and sub species.

Fish keeping Level- Easy/Moderate

Popular Tetra’s available for your aquarium.

Fish Species Explained - Tetra's

Neon Tetra ((Paracheirodon innesi)

Originate South America
Water Conditions 6-7.2 PH Tropical 68-82 Degrees
Community Fish Yes
Breeding – Egg Layer and not easy to breed
Comments. One of the most popular aquarium species available, easy to keep, look great in small shoals has a light-blue back over and blue horizontal stripe along each side of the fish grow to approx 1.2 Inch in overall length.

 

Rummey Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

Rummey Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

Originate South America
Water Conditions 6-7.2 PH Tropical 68-82 Degrees
Community Fish Yes
Breeding – Egg Layer and not easy to breed
Comments. Rummy-nose tetra is a torpedo-shaped fish, usually one central black stripe in the central portion of the tail fin, head is a deep red color and grow up to 2 Inch long. Great addition to a amazonian tank with slight acidic water ideal with Discus. Great shoaling fish and always add interest to any aquarium with their bright red nose.

 

Congo Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

Congo Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

Originate Congo River Basin Africa
Water Conditions 6-7 PH Tropical 75-82 Degrees
Community Fish Yes
Breeding – Egg Layer and not easy to breed
Comments. Congo tetra is one of the larger tetra species. Congo Tetras are blue on top, changing to red through the middle to yellow-gold, and back to blue with flowing fins. The males get up to 3 inches (8.5 cm). Females up to 2.75 inches (6 cm). The male is larger, usually with more color, also the tail and dorsal fins are more extended. Congo Tetras prefer slightly harder alkaline water and great in shoals, and is a peaceful species.

 

Serpae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)

Serpae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques)

Originate Brazil, Peru, Paraguay & Boliva South America
Water Conditions 6-7 PH Tropical 72-79 Degrees
Community Fish Yes
Breeding – Egg Layer and not easy to breed
Comments. Serpae Tetra can grow to be 5 cm (2 in). They have very distinctive coloring with a red body and a black spot near their eye.  As with most South American tera species prefer slightly acidic softer water.

Conclusion

Fish Species Explained – Tetra’s are a perfect fish for just about every type of aquarium.  Tetras are usually easy to keep, generally peaceful fish and very colorful. Found in most tropical aquarium fish stores.  And, generally one of the more inexpensive purchases.

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