Rare tetra help! - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 11 Old 11-23-2011, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
New Member
aro discus's Avatar
A lfs recently had some black darter tetra in stock but unfortunately I had to pass since I didn't have a planted tank ready to go and didn't want to risk losing the batch. Plus I've read about how notorious they are to feed and keep going. 3yrs is a very long time considering they were probably wild caught and who knows how old they were when collected.

As far as the fish pictured above they are very active tetras. They are very quaralsome amongst themselves as they compete for territory in the tank or for a females attention but rarely do any damage to eachother. I have some as small as 1-1.5cm that are already trying to join the adults (4-4.5cm) in the main group. They are egg scatterers the male will chase a female against the plants until she drops her eggs. Of course there is a dominant male with the best colors who usually stays in his prime spot while the others stay together on the other side of the tank. The tank is a heavily planted 90gal tank with only some otos and blue pearl shrimp for algae cleanup.
aro discus is offline  
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rare mollys bary trotter Livebearers 15 10-26-2009 09:12 PM
rare angelfish bary trotter Cichlids 1 09-19-2009 07:25 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome