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  • Gold Tetra (Hemigrammus rodwayi)

    The gold tetra possesses a bit of gold shimmer to it, as well as grey and black. These friendly little tetras like to be kept in groups and are fairly easy to keep.

    They fit easily into a planted aquarium, fake or real. Possible tankmates include small loaches, corydoras, other tetras, danios, and platys.

  • Red Tail Hemiodus (Hemiodus gracilis)

    On the larger side for a tetra, the redtail hemiodus is indeed part of the tetra family. These fish are classified as semi-aggressive but go well with rainbowfish, bala sharks, and angelfish.

    These fish are going to demand a higher water quality than some and should be added later than sooner in a new aquarium.

  • Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

    The black skirt tetra comes in both black and white. When mixed together, these fish make for a really neat looking aquarium! Again, best kept in larger numbers, these fish are a good schooling and beginner fish.

    Though they are a larger bodied tetra, these fish are normally peaceful unlike other tetras with a similar body shape.

  • Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)

    The black neon tetra has similar requirements to other smaller tetras such as cardinal tetras, neon tetras, and rummynose. These fish like to be kept in larger groups and go well with plants and other friendly fish.

    Reaching a max size of around 2 inches, a 20 gallon tank makes a good starter for a small school of these fish.

  • Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus)

    The rummynose tetra is best known for the bit of red on its face, as well as the distinct black and white markings on its tail. Best kept in groups of 5 or more, these schooling fish work well in planted and fish only aquariums.

    Rummynose tetras can go along with numerous other types of fish such as other tetras, corydoras, loaches, and dwarf cichlids. They even go well with larger fish such as angelfish or discus fish.

    Be mindful when adding these guys to your tank though, as they do best in more establish aquariums.

  • Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi)

    Cardinal tetras are best known for their popping red and blue colorations. These tetras come straight from the Amazon River in South America

    Best kept in groups of 5 or more, these fish will school together in any community aquarium. They also go well in a heavily planted tank.

    Be careful though as to not mix these guys up with their cousin the neon tetra!