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Profiles Tropical Tetra

The tetra is often the iconic fish associated with keeping tropical fish and will often be one of the first types of fish you might keep in the home aquarium. These are recommended as such due to not growing to be huge fish yet from an early age they exhibit vibrant colours and are generally always active. Given a big enough tank most types are likely to shoal giving you a fascinating home aquarium.

We have put together some profiles of tetra tropical fish in this section so you can see the wide range of varieties available and how best to keep and care for them in your fish tank.

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Common name: Ember Tetra, Red Dwarf Tetra, Fire Tetra Scientific name: Hyphessobrycon Amandae Average Adult Fish Size:  0.8 inches  /  2 cm...

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Common name: Pristella Tetra, Xray Tetra, X-Ray Tetra Scientific name: Pristella Maxillaris Average Adult Fish Size:  1.8 inches  /  4.5 cm Place...

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Common name: Disk Tetra Scientific name: Myleus Schomburgkii Average Adult Fish Size:  4.5 inches  /  12 cm Place of Origin:...