What tetras with angelfish?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Characins » What tetras with angelfish?

What tetras with angelfish?

This is a discussion on What tetras with angelfish? within the Characins forums, part of the Freshwater and Tropical Fish category; --> I'm looking forward to adding about 10-12 tetras to my 55g planted tank. Any recommendations? The tank already has 4 angelfish and I'm wondering ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Flame Tetra
Flame Tetra
Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra
Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
What tetras with angelfish?
Old 05-12-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
 
DKRST's Avatar
 
What tetras with angelfish?

I'm looking forward to adding about 10-12 tetras to my 55g planted tank. Any recommendations? The tank already has 4 angelfish and I'm wondering what tetras would work well with the angels. Lighting levels are relatively high. I'd prefer the brightest coloration and/or color contrast possible. I'm very interested in the Black neon tetra, the emperor tetra, or what might be recommended here. I'd prefer a species that is not particularly prone to disease...
DKRST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
 
I highly recommend the emperors. They are great fish.
Mikaila31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
 
DKRST's Avatar
 
Which species of tetra school the most tightly and would work with angelfish (not be fish food)?
I like the Emperor tetras, but the profile indicates they may not be the tightest schooling fish?
DKRST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #4
 
Byron's Avatar
 
The best characins for angelfish are the 30-odd species in the Rosy Teytra Clade of Hyphessobrycon. Their disk-shape means they are not regarded as food (as any of the smaller linear tetra can be), and they are colourful to contrast nicely with the black/silver of angels. There are several species in our profiles, do a search using the scientific option for names and the Hyphessobrycon species will be together.

My particular favourite in this clade is Hyphessobrycon bentosi, the so-called Robert's Tetra. There really is nothing much more beautiful than two or three males in full display, darkening to a black/wine red, with the extended dorsal fins flared.

As for "schooling," most tetra are loose in their groups. They remain within eye-sight of each other, and those within the Rosy clade have what is believed to be a signalling strategy, the "signal" or "flag" dorsal fin. They need plants, they do not like to be out in the open unless they have cover overhead (floating plants) and around them. Angels need this too, so that's a good match.

Byron.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 02:50 PM   #5
 
martian123's Avatar
 
if the angelfish are still little they wont bother the neon tetra but once they are full size they will be mean and eat them.
martian123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 08:56 PM   #6
 
DKRST's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by martian123 View Post
if the angelfish are still little they wont bother the neon tetra but once they are full size they will be mean and eat them.
I like to forward plan using adult sizes...
The angels are not full-size yet, but they are getting there, the largest two are a little bigger than the size of the old silver dollars. Eating something smaller than you isn't mean, it's just the way nature works sometimes
DKRST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 09:19 AM   #7
 
martian123's Avatar
 
Your mean
Posted via Mobile Device
martian123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Golden angelfish/Coral Beauty angelfish compatibility mahu25 Saltwater Fish 1 04-09-2011 07:43 PM
do black tetras and neon tetras school together? MrEd Characins 9 02-02-2011 05:13 PM
bucktoothed tetras, vampire tetras, pickerel, red evils need help an info mlhunsaker Characins 18 09-01-2010 01:37 AM
Do Neon Tetras school with any other fish (part. Gold Tetras or Harlequin Rasboras)? Akeath Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 11-09-2009 07:15 PM
Mollies,Guppies, Tetras, Angelfish in One 30 gallon aquarium FishNewbie Freshwater and Tropical Fish 4 03-12-2007 01:33 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 PM.