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blind cave tetra part 2
i eventually got my 2 blind cave tetras and theyre pretty cool. they might not be very "pretty" but i reckon they make up for that in so many other ways.
just as a wee kinda aside to everyone - when thinking about getting a clean up crew (shrimps cories etc) think about these blind cave tetras. i know theyre tatras and arent typically a clean up crew - but since having them my tank has never been cleaner. i think its because they have no eyes they can small better or someting because they find every last scrap of food in the gravel and eat it, much better than any of my cories do.
they also seem to be quite resistant to disease as i have a bad case of white spot in my tank just now and these are the only 2 100% completely unaffacted, while others are covered in the spots from head to tip of tail.
theyre also very entertaining because they are extremely active, but are peaceful and have never once tried to nip anyone fins, or annoy anyone at all which i think is unusual for tetras. they also grow a lot bigger than most tetras (4" i believe) so arent going to get eaten like neons or cardinals might.
so basically, i just wanted to let you know that theyre a great wee fish, and i recommend them to everyone if youre thinking about getting more fish for your community tank
Will need to remember about these fish. :)
i dont think theyre very popular because theyre not the prettiest fish, and will often be overlooked because of that when fish stores do get them in. i remember where i got mine there were 12 in the tank, i went back over a week later an there were still 12, i got 2, and now over a week later there are still 10. the woman selling me them said that not many people buy them either which is why i decided to post this thread, to "spread the word" as you might call it
if you do decide to get some, let me know how they get on :)
as i dont have a camera i havent posted pictures but my mum is going to elt me borrow hers however, i am going to wait until the white spot has cleared up in my tank before i take any pictures, as id like to just get pictures of them all while i have it. as soon as i take pictures though i will post them so everyone can see these unusual fish
How big do they get? Maybe I could put some in with mine when I get another tank =D
i have called mine fran and anna, dont know if its a male and female - ive no idea how to sex them, but i liked the names anyway, and they are amongst my favourite fish :)
I always thought it would be really neat to make a tank with a sort of epoxy cave motif in dark red-brown and grey, and put black gravel down in the bottom of it, light it purely with red and blue LEDs and keep a school of a half dozen BCTs, a shoal of Albino Cories, and an Albino bristlenose. Say a 37 gallon, since there wouldn't be any plants to help it along.
Glad to hear you're enjoying them so much. I always look at them and there always seems to be a surplus. Do you rearrange your tank for them for more open swimming space or leave it the same?
i myself am into the pretty fish! i have seen lots of these and i simply couldnt buy them cos i really dont like the look of them, they creep me out! i have a thing for albinos too, i couldnt have any! i have 1 albino glow light tetra and hes so ugly! but i cant get rid cos out of 5 hes the only survivor!! im pretty shallow wen it comes to the colouring of the fish :(
im actually less into pretty fish and more into obscure looking fish lol but thats just me
Looking forward to seeing the pictures Julie. Where did you get them? I don't remember seeing them for sale in the city centre before. :)
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