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Old 10-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
 
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Hi,
Can someone tell me what type of tetra would be ok in a tank with guppies? i'm looking to start a 30g or 40g aquarium that will have live plants, and sand.
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Old 10-12-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
 
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Most kinds of tetra will do well with guppies-
I would avoid larger, more aggressive tetra because they will nip at your guppy's tails

but tetra that are the same size as guppies will definitely get along--
neon tetra, cardinal tetra, rummynose tetra, glowlight tetra, silver tip tetra, black neon tetra, gold neon tetra, x-ray tetra, and black skirt tetra.

I would avoid red minor serpae tetra as they can be a bit nippy.

Rasbora can also be really good guppy pals!
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:35 PM   #3
 
also avoid the bueno aires tetra. they are very aggressive for tetras mine are always fighting. they also love to eat plants.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #4
 
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Ok thank you guys. I did do some research on tetra and have a list of tetra I will go through and pick from to go with the guppies.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:12 PM   #5
 
Another Tetra not to get would be a Bleeding Heart Tetra, they get too large.

Otter gave great suggestions, a Lemon Tetra might be another one to consider.

The Cardinal Tetra, although especially beautiful, are a little more difficult to keep than the others due to their PH requirement.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:21 AM   #6
 
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Here is the list of tetra that I have:

Black Neon Tetra -peaceful, need at least 6. Grows to 1.5" omnivorous. eats flakes and frozen food.

Black widow/skirt Tetra- peaceful, need at least 6. Grows to 2.25"-3" omnivorous. eats flakes and frozen food.

Blind Cave Tetra- very peaceful, need a small group. Grows to 3.5" omnivorous. eats flakes and frozen food.

Blood fin Tetra- general Peaceful, need more than 6. Grows to 2.2" eats flakes and frozen food.

Flame Tetra- peaceful, omnivorous. eats flakes and frozen food. Grows to 1.5". Needs at least 6.

Head/tail tetra- peaceful, needs at least 6. Grows up to 2". eats flakes and frozen food.

Penguin Tetra- peaceful, needs at least 6. Eats frozen daphnia and bloodworms or live foods. Grows between 2.4"-3".

X-ray Tetra- very peaceful, omnivorous. eats flakes and frozen food. Grows to 1.75".
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