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What are your top 3 tetras?

Just a poll of sorts what are your top three tetras. mine are


1. Green neon tetra
2. glowlight tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus)
3. black neon tetra
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All African Characins: the first two I have, the last one I am on an endless search for.

alestopetresius brichardi

phenocogrammus aurentius

Alestopetersius hilgendorfi


Here is a quick video I took recently that might interest you. Many have never seen African tetras beyond the Congo Tetra commonly seen at the LFS.

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1. Any type of Congo tetras or other smallish to medium African tetras (of which there are quite a few different species which have slowly begun to gain popularity in the hobby)
2. cardinal tetras/green neons
3. Triportheus sp. which are basically five inch long hatchetfish from South America and are very rare in the trade but super cool. It is where my screen name came from. I hope to keep them again some day.

But there are tons of other awesome tetras out there. My favorite family of fish.


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1. Lemon Tetra
2. Serpae Tetra
3. Cardinal Tetra

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1. Rummynose
2. Cardinal or glowlight
and then based just on appearance, as I've never kept them,
3. Penguin
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Congo for big and pretty.
Rummynose or penguin for schooling long-bodied and looking great in a group (started to make honorable mentions here but got up to 9 so erased them)
black phantoms and lemons are my favorite wide bodied ones and both look great in groups in planted tanks.
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Diamond Tetras
Candy Cane tetras
Green Neon Tetras
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1) Von Rio Flame
2) Serpae
3) Neon
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In case you haven't noticed, there are a LOT of great tetras!
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I really like,
1. green neons / cardinals
2. ember / ruby
3. bucktooth aka exodons :P
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All African Characins: the first two I have, the last one I am on an endless search for.

alestopetresius brichardi

phenocogrammus aurentius

Alestopetersius hilgendorfi


Here is a quick video I took recently that might interest you. Many have never seen African tetras beyond the Congo Tetra commonly seen at the LFS.


Are the ones with the stripe Alestopetersius brichardi?


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What type of tetra is in the first picture?

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What type of tetra is in the first picture?

Looks like a Congo, under poor lighting.

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