Animal Stories - Rosy tetra


Animal-World Information about: Rosy tetra

The beautiful Rosy Tetra is a cheerful, active little fish that makes a great addition to a community aquarium!
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krazykatgamer1 - 2015-11-29
I have a rosy tetra but its being mean to the neon tetra and danio I have is there a way for him to be nice to the others? HELP!!!

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  • Andrew Givens - 2015-12-24
    The best way to tame the Rosy tetra is to give it some more of its own kind to shoal with. That way it won't feel isolated and vulnerable, and shouldn't feel the need to harass the other fish.
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Tracy - 2007-04-17
I kept 4 Rosy tetras in a small ( 12 gallon tank). All the fish I had in there were happy, and they outgrew the tank. I always felt the rosy tetras were boring. Just a blah grayish red with a bit of white on the fin tips. Then I got my new 55 gallon aquarium. It is a planted tank. The day after I moved them, I was amazed at their beauty and color! Their markings totally came out and they are striking with red and black. The part of this article that says they will not show their true color unless they are happy is really true! Happy fish keeping, Tracy

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  • Reggie - 2014-04-15
    Petsmart has these things for 50 cents each right now, so I bought 26 of them and put them in a 125 gallon tank ... I'm excited to see how they color up and any cool behaviors they might have. They don't seem to be a schooling fish, more of a shoaling fish.
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Anonymous - 2013-04-25
Hi, just discovered 4 fry [Rosy Tetra] all hiding in my community tank, not sure how old. I have put them in a smaller tank within my community tank and they seemed to be doing really well. JimC

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  • Reggie - 2014-04-15
    I heard they are very hard to spawn and raise babies ... Big box chain fish stores carry them, I'm not sure if they are farmed fish or all coming in wild. Congrats!
  • Reggie - 2014-04-15
    Congrats on the accidental spawning, that's always so exciting!
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