Tetras are a schooling fish that get along well in a community aquarium. They will form in multiple species specific schools if you have different kinds. These new friends add lots of movement and color to your tropical fish aquarium.

Tetras Can Help You Make Groups Of Moving Colors In Your Aquarium

Bright green fish?!!? That's right, the Glofish above where genitically modified to have bright colors. Natural color fish of this type are spectacular as well.

These fish come from South America, Central America, and Africa. They are darting swimmers that prefer slow moving currents. A planted aquarium should provide them with plenty of swimming room in the middle.

Schooling in species specific pods is an interesting way to exhibit the different types of Tetras that you keep. They are a fairly peaceful type of fish when kept in groups of six or more.

These are not hard fish to breed either. Set up a medium size tank with marble substrate and good filtration. Add some plants for spawning cover and you are ready to go. They can produce hundreds of fry during spawning, so be ready.

Providing these little guys an aquarium with subdued light or light that is shining throush some floating plants will make them more comfortable. And as we well know by now, a happy friend is a fun fish to enjoy.

Below are some common types of Tetras. Look at their profile pages for more information.

Black Tetra

Speedy little school fish that love open water.

Black Phantom Tetra

Excellent fish in a community tank.

Congo Tetra

Colorful school fish, beware of fin nipping.

Glowlight Tetra

This is a peaceful fish that does not fin nip.

Neon Tetra

These little guys must be kept in groups but provide a lot of color.

For more information, go to the Wikipedia Tetras page.

Do You Have A Favorite Tetra?

We all have a favorite fish. Somewhere in your aquarium you have a fish that you are proud of. If you have a favorite friend that is a Tetra, take a picture and share a story about it with us.

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