11-10-2011, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by AxelG
I agree, this fish is very beautiful, but not always available. Where I am (in Germany), I saw it rarely.
I have had the closely-related rosy tetra 5 years before in my community-tank and it seems to me, this species is very restless and it don't shoal.
Thats why I am looking for the roberts tetra. But I am still thinking about the rosy tetra, if I will not find it.
I have had both together in my 115g, and currently there is just the Roberts (plus many other chatracins, etc. of course). These always remain in a shoal, though they are not very active (swimming). Mine remain among the plants, they do not like overhead light and will always seek out the darkest areas in the tank, so floating plants are necessary. They remain together, displaying periodically. They come out and to the surface to feed. But they do not swim around the tank, as Rummynose will do. The rosy clade is much more like cardinal tetra. Remain in groups among plants.