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Old 01-12-2005, 09:35 PM   #1
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Mid/Upper Level Tetras

Are there any tetras other than hatchets that spend a majority of their time in the mid or upper levels of the tank? I've got rams occupying the bottom of the tank.
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Old 01-13-2005, 12:00 AM   #3
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You can also try bloodfins or silvertips. Both tend to stay more towards the top,at least in my tank.
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My black veils and reds go all over the tank (no ground or level is sacred).
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My list below, they are all mid to high in the tank. (the tetras) but I wouldn't recommend Congo's unless you have a larger tank with only larger fish (no neons or glowlights)
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what about danios, or rummynose tetras
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I agree with kuderdan's suggestion of rummynose Tetras. If you can fit like 5+ in your tank, they school extremely well and add some interesting color. I believe they occupy mainly the middle of the tank.
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I have zebra danios, only had them for a week, but in my tank (29 gal) they seem to use all strata just about equally. One minute I'll look over and 6 or 7 (out of 7) are within the top 2" of water near the surface, I'll go back to working at my desk for a few mintues, look over, and 6 or 7 are all swimming along the bottom, or weaving in & out between plants, whatever.

The guy at the lfs I bought the danios from called them upper level fish, but that has not been my experience.
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I have 2 Black Skirt Tetras that spend time only in the upper levels. They also have close cousin that does the same- the Black Phantom Tetra.
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red eye tetra spend most of the time at the top of the tank.
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