Lemon Tetras

Tetras, Hatchetfish, Pencilfish, Other Characin Fish (Silver Dollar, Headstander, Leporinus)
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Lemon Tetras

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Who keeps Lemon Tetras? 🍋

Do they get really yellow when they mature? I know they don't look much in store tanks.

Do they mix well with other similar sized tetras?

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I have 11 lemons with my Discus, the school really well. When they're mature they have lovely dorsal and caudal fin markings and they have very distinctive red eyes. I really like them, bit their bodies aren't that colourful yet. I've only had mine a month or so.

It's impossible to get a good photo on my phone, so this will have to do. Mines caudal fins are starting to get their yellow and black markings.
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Yep, 17 lemons in with my discus too - mine have been in there since Jan/Feb 2020


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I have some- maybe 10?, I really like them and they coloured up a lot, but they are not bright, fins are brighter yellow though. They are more yellow/green and sort of blend it with greenery.
Rubbish photos though in this light
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Redpanda wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 16:29 pm I have some- maybe 10?, I really like them and they coloured up a lot, but they are not bright, fins are brighter yellow though. They are more yellow/green and sort of blend it with greenery.
Do they mingle with your Cardinals?

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Lee_k wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 16:16 pm Yep, 17 lemons in with my discus too - mine have been in there since Jan/Feb 2020


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Picture's quite dark but I bet the black background helps them stand out.

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Yep - stand out well on the black background and also the plants
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Sixo wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 16:42 pm
Redpanda wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 16:29 pm I have some- maybe 10?, I really like them and they coloured up a lot, but they are not bright, fins are brighter yellow though. They are more yellow/green and sort of blend it with greenery.
Do they mingle with your Cardinals?
They mingle a bit amongst themselves but not with others at all 😊

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Lee_k wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 16:59 pm Yep - stand out well on the black background and also the plants
That’s the thing I have no background. They do look cool with almond leaves in and slightly darker water for me 😊

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Pic from April 2020....they're about 6+ years old and recently started to go black, which means they're old.....

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Mine used to shoal with the rummies before they all passed, I've only got 5 of the original 12 left now.

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