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Old 01-27-2011, 09:17 PM   #11
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If anyone knows about blue tetras, would you mind checking out my thread called 'tetras with lumpy bellies'.
Lots of people posting here, but none on that thread.
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No - unfortunately I am rather a cichlid person I however find tetras charming. If you plan angel fish I could advise you something too


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If I could fit angels or cichlids in a 10 gallon tank with five tetras and two corydoras without them eating anyone I would
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Hmm.. by blue tetra you mean: Cochu's blue tetra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ?
In most cases it is more beneficial to use latin names aside from the common ones in order to avoid ambiguation. Yes I know something about those ;>
They need a soft water with kH @ max 15 so it is better to purchase some kH and gH tests at your suppliers.
They prefer more acidic water so pH around 6.5 - 7.0 where 7.0 is alkaline.
In their natural habitat there might be plenty of tanine (released by trees' roots) in the water. As they come from Amazon rriver basin - I know a lot about there It does not have to be a specific genus though Behaviourally I do not know as for keeping conditions sure... ask
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oh to keep pH on a lower level than 7.0 you mith need to purchase another tests (pH) and pH down drops which contain amongst others phosphorous.
I recently invested in 25 6 in one tests. The kH level is as far as I remember responsibble for stability of pH. So in general is hard to decrease pH of highly mineralised (hard) water. 6.5pH should not make other - alkaline (7.0) fish very unhappy. In such an application an external - fluvial filtration might be easier to set-up

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Oh.. 'Twas on tetras, while they according to what I found, originate in Amazon river basin. And I actually am quite familiar with habitat there Ask then while I now about reproding it and finding a compromise between amazon and tanganyika lake in one tank which is going to disqualify few specimen but would allow me for others ;>
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If I could fit angels or cichlids in a 10 gallon tank with five tetras and two corydoras without them eating anyone I would
Well - you have a tank I had when I was 14 then Not certain about the coexistence of angel fish with tetras but with danios it was okay.
Those days I had in my 10 gal tank:
Siamese fighting fish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 male
Angelfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 1 not sure of its orientation but was a water snail killer
Neolamprologus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - a couple

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discus_(fish) - two of them
Piel - 2 of them

few danios; dwarf frogs and

one Zbrojnik niebieski .

Everything was living in a perfect harmony. Those days I did not know about many parameters of water but chlorine and pH and I was picking the water from a natural forest spring not from the tap and was fully changing water fortnightly. It might explain the success, no deaths and reproduction - like all together 500 hundred of alive and not eaten progeny of brichardiis and discus fish

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