Hey, daykinmade, you want my 7 Pristella tetras?
We've had them since we started the tank, almost a year now, and the things just won't die
--no matter what!
They survived the first two weeks of our new tank, when we did almost everything wrong, and before we discovered there is chloramine in our water. "Why are the ammonia readings so high? Quick, do a water change!"
They survived a CO2 dump that suffocated virtually everything else in the tank.
We brought in columnaris once when we didn't quarantine, and the little buggers never even flinched. Several of our more sensitive fish perished. (Yes, we learned our lesson!)
And most recently they've thrived through the high temperatures in our recent record-breaking heat (temps in that tank hovered around 83-84F).
They also spawn regularly, providing a fresh feast of caviar for their tankmates.
We'd love to replace them with something else, and we keep asking ourselves just how long do these little fish live??
72g bowfront, 3.6 wpg, 100% Eco-complete, Eheim 2026 & 2213, Pressurized CO2 w/JBJ Regulator & Milwaukee SMS122 pH controller, TurboTwist 12x UV Sterilizer
16g high, 4.6 wpg, 100% Eco-complete , Eheim ECCO 2231, Hagen Nutrafin CO2, TurboTwist 3x UV Sterilizer