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post #16 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 09:08 PM
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My favorite as of late, is the white fin ornatus tetra (some wholesalers still call them the HY-511 tetra). From what I read, they were discovered only a few years ago. I have 15 in a 125 right now, but I'm in the process of cleaning it up, and relocating some fish in there. I plan on getting another 24-36 in the next few months. Beautiful red bodies with white, black and gold highlights on them.

#2. Black Phantoms. If you keep a proper group, the are stunning.

#3. Lemon Tetras. Again, in the proper set up they are awesome looking.

#4 Diamond Tetras. A medium/Large tetra that isn't really colorful, but their scales sparkle like a piranha, they have a bright red eye, and the males fins are large and great looking.


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post #17 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-12-2013, 09:36 PM
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Green Neons For their super blue line.
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Neons. Simple, cheap, easy to find and yet beautiful.
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post #19 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 02:52 AM
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Gold tetras. Stay small and school well. I have 6, and they look great against a black background. My males recently developed a red spot on their tail and blue tipped fins, so I'm a bigger fan than before.

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Rummy nose tetra I have a school and they are relaxing to watch. I also have neons and glowlight tetras but they are not as active.
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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 03:44 AM
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I like cardinals, they have nice blue and red coloration.
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post #22 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 04:03 AM
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Re: What's your favorite tetra?

Exodon tetra are my favorite. They're seem to only be suitable with a species only tank. They chase and eventually kill/injure everything else.

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Ruby.. I love Ruby tetras, Axelrodia riesei. I wish so much that I was able to get my hands on some back when I was stocking my 10

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My fav is the run of the mill Pristella Maxillaris aka X-ray tetra. I love the yellow and black fins.

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post #25 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 05:20 AM
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Re: What's your favorite tetra?

I'm very fond of rummy nose tetras!

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post #26 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 06:00 AM
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Emporer tetras. I am looking for some right now. I had some a few years ago I love them.

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post #27 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 06:25 AM
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Re: What's your favorite tetra?

Roberts tetras are another beautiful looking tetra, I have seen stores around me selling them under the name of candy cane tetra.

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post #28 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 01:22 PM
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My favs are:

Columbian Red fin b/c they are decent shoalers and have a nice deep body shape

Black Neons b/c I like their subtle coloration and the are fun to watch feed
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post #29 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 07:15 PM
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Head and tail light tetras are pretty sweet. decent schooling fish, too.

rummy nose tetras are awesome schooling fish.

even though I've never owned them, columbian tetras have nice colors and a big school of them looks pretty striking.

I like the colors on glowlight tetras, but I think they're kind of boring personality wise.

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post #30 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 05:35 PM
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Rosy and Diamond tetras are two of my favorites.
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