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FWPipers 09-15-2011 11:18 PM

Rare or Hard to find tetras ?
 
I'm wondering what are some of the rare or harder to find tetras out there that I could keep an eye out online and /or local fish store ??
Thanks !

Byron 09-16-2011 12:36 PM

Depending what you mean by rare or hard to find, you will probably find some in our profiles. Second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. Tetra are obviously under characins. I have added many species that are not "common" in most stores.

Byron.

Chevelle 10-05-2011 08:41 PM

Are you looking for anything specific? I just got in a few Arowana Tetras...pretty hard to come by, they don't ship well apparently.

FWPipers 10-06-2011 09:33 AM

They sound interesting , do you have pictures or a latin name ? I've been told there's an Elongated Hatchetfish ... not sure of the latin name , but they come in VERY sparatic . I believe these are the largest of the hatchetfishes ..

Byron 10-06-2011 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by FWPipers (Post 852341)
They sound interesting , do you have pictures or a latin name ? I've been told there's an Elongated Hatchetfish ... not sure of the latin name , but they come in VERY sparatic . I believe these are the largest of the hatchetfishes ..

Not a true hatchetfish (family Gasteropelicidae), the so-called elongated hatchetfish is Triportheus elongatus. Another large (10-inch) fish needing room. Some info here:

Triportheus elongatus (Elongate Hatchetfish)

Chevelle 10-06-2011 06:55 PM

They really don't ship well as I lost the last of them. I did acclimate them but I'm guessing they are wild caught...betting the water params are too different.

http://www.fishbase.org/images/thumb...n_Gimar_u0.jpg
"Gilbertolus alatus"

SeaHorse 10-06-2011 07:29 PM

Congo Tetras are beautiful and make a nice group. Don't know the Latin name.

Christople 10-06-2011 09:04 PM

congos aren't the rarest though, try to go to your lfs and look at what tetras they have

FWPipers 10-06-2011 11:37 PM

Congo's have been around for decades and yet they are still $10 + for babies !!!!!!!!! The newer species coming in are a couple bucks cheaper , could be alittle more exciting

SeaHorse 10-07-2011 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by FWPipers (Post 853331)
Congo's have been around for decades and yet they are still $10 + for babies !!!!!!!!! The newer species coming in are a couple bucks cheaper , could be alittle more exciting

Ya why is that? :shock: $10 ea here in Ontario too. or 3 for $25. But I had never ever seen them before and was quite taken with them when I saw my first tank full. LFS guy said they do well in a Rainbowfish tank (1 died after bringing 3 home) Really want to get 3 more for a group of 5 at the least.

Looking forward to hearing what you choose.


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