Tetra Tropical Fish

Brilliant rummy nose tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri).Image via Wikipedia
Brilliant rummy nose tetr
Tetra tropical fish are famous for being one of the first choices for new tank owners all around the country. These school dwelling fish are Surely an attractive species. What many don't realise is that they're rather captivating as well.
Did you know that tetra tropical fish are in the same family as the piranha? Native to the warm waters of South America, these tiny fish are a perfect addition to any freshwater tank. Here are a few tips on how to care for these astonishing creatures.

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Paracheirodon innesi

Choosing the right tetra tropical fish for your tank can be sometimes a challenge. Their tempers range from the gentle, shy rummy nosed tetra to the territorial black widow tetra. 

In addition to their broad range of moods, these school dwelling fish are typically needed to live in odd numbered schools, or else their behaviour changes drastically.
Choosing neon tetra tropical fish that interact well with one another is difficult enough for many, but finding other species of fish that are well-matched with them can be rather an ordeal as well. Granted the small size of these fish, it's not a good idea to put them in a fish tank containing bigger carnivores, such as cichlids. Some classic fish species that interact very well with tetras include rasboras, guppies, angel fish, and rainbow fish.

Pink Tetra in my tankImage by bfraz via Flickr
Pink Tet
 As I already indicated, as tetra tropical fish are omnivorous, you'll need to feed them a plant substitute if you don't want them to nibble any live plants in your aquarium. Putting that aside, feeding tetra tropical fish is a mostly undemanding process, most of the time they take simple pellets or processed flakes.

While tetra tropical fish are fairly hardy, there are some species that are very sensitive to water changes. With this in mind, it's easy to see why steady tank maintenance is most important. 

Most of the time, processes such as tank cleaning, feeding, and filter changing are all comparatively simple as long as you know what you're doing and you keep a steady habit of it.

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In keeping a close eye on your fish, you can also spot any untypical behavior that may be a sign of illness, stress, or other conditions, allowing you to treat your fish before it gets worse.

As popular, beautiful fish, tetras are a welcomed addition to virtually any tank. As long as you keep their requirements firmly in mind, you should be able to care for these small creatures rather easily indeed.

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