Tetra are species of small freshwater fish from Africa, Central America and South America. You will normally see one of these colour little shoal fish in most aquariums due to their bright colours, small size and peaceful temperament.

They belong to the biological family Characidae and to its former subfamilies Alestiidae (the "African tetras") and Lebiasinidae which are quite different. Its hard to belive the neon tetra is related to the might Piranha.

Tetras are egg laying fish and usually deposit a larger number of eggs.

Most tetras come from areas where there is acidic water, but most are bred in Asia in neutral water, so are best in a range of pH 6-7.

Ideal tank mates include: Dwarf Gouramis Danios Rasboras Rainbowfish Discus Angelfish Guppies Platies Mollies Swordtails Plecos Small Scavenger Catfish

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Black Emperor Tetra
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The Black Emperor Tetra is a peaceful fish that can be housed in any community aquarium. Originally from South America, the Black Emperor Tetra makes a great... More

Black neon tetra
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The Black Neon Tetra boasts one of aquaria's most beautiful and unusual coloration. The body of the iridescent Black Neon Tetra is an elegant blend of deep... More

Black Widow Tetra
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The Black Widow Tetra can make a nice addition to a community tank with the right mix of tank mates. Avoid keeping them with known fin nippers like tiger... More

Bleeding Heart Tetra
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The Bleeding Heart Tetra gets its name from the markings on its body. The blushing red near the gills gives this South American fish a "bleeding heart" look.... More

Buenos Aires Tetra
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Hemigrammus caudovittatus The Buenos Aires Tetra originates from south America, it is a hardy, very lively, playful fish that prefers to be in schools of... More

Columbian Tetra
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The Red/Blue Columbian Tetra gets its name from its bright red tail, and its reflective body. Perfect for the community aquarium, this hardy Tetra will be a... More

Congo Tetra
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Phenacogrammus interruptus The Congo Tetra is considered by many to be the jewel of tetras in the home aquarium because of its natural beauty. They have... More

Ember Tetra
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Ember tetras should be kept in acidic water with a pH near 6.6, and although their native habitat has very soft water they have adapted quite well to a wide... More

Flame Tetra
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Flame Tetra Behaviour Peaceful, shoaling, timid Typical size 3cm Max size 4cm Tank Area Middle Min Tank Size 60cm Min Number 5 Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃... More

Glass Bloodfin Tetra
£2.39   £1.99
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Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Water Conditions: 72-80° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.6-7.0 Max. Size: 2½" Color Form: Blue,... More


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