Candy Cane Tetras (Hyphessobrycon bentosi) have an almost salmon colored hue to their bodies. This coloration can range from the light salmon to a more pinkish hue. They are similarly colored to the Rosy Tetra, but the Candy Cane Tetra has a more transparent body. The fins of the Candy Cane Tetra have a bright red on them, and they will always have white tipped dorsal fins. Candy Cane Tetra can also be identified by a faintly colored, greyish shoulder patch. It is easier to tell the males from the females when they reach maturity. The males tend to have longer dorsal fins, and the females tend to be more plump.
It is no secret that one of the most popular fish to add to your aquarium are tetra fish. However, one of the more uncommon types of species is the Lemon Tetra (hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis). This small yet energetic fish adds a beautiful color and shimmer to any community tank. Luckily, the Lemon Tetra is fairly …
Phoenix Tetras are a vibrant fish with a grey silvery body, and their body also has a delicate gold colored sheen. Their fins have a beautiful red coloration with white extensions that look very ornate. Mature females are noticeably more stocky than the males are. The males have longer filaments on their fins, and they show off a flashy bright red color. The caudal fin is translucent in color in the female Phoenix Tetra. Mature male Phoenix Tetra have elongated dorsal and anal fins. These differences make it easy to distinguish male Phoenix Tetras from females.
Neon Tetra has a light blue back over a silver colored abdomen. It has an iridescent blue stripe that runs horizontally along each side of the fish, starting at the nose and ending at the adipose fin. They also have a red iridescent stripe that begins in the middle of their body and extends to the base of the caudal fin. The neon tetra is partially transparent, the fins too. Female Neon Tetras are usually bigger, can be identified by their rounder bellies, and a bent iridescent stripe rather than the male’s straight one. At night time, as the Neon Tetra rests, the red and blue stripes become gray and black. The color becomes vibrant again once the Neon Tetra becomes active in the morning.
Scientific Name Paracheirodon simulans Common Name(s) Green Neon Tetra, Blue Neon Tetra, False Neon Origin Rio Jafaris, Ornico, and Upper Negro River Basins Temperature Range 75-85 °F pH pH: 5.0-6.5 Water Hardness Soft Water (18-143 ppm) Adult Size 15-25 mm Diet Dried food and live food such as bloodworm or mosquito larvae Green Neon Tetra …
Cardinal Tetras are considered hardy, and are not difficult to keep happy for even beginners to the aquarium hobby. The most important thing for Cardinal Tetra health and happiness is clean water, and the correct water parameters. If their needs are being met, then Cardinal Tetras will thrive in the home aquarium.