Lemon Tetras

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

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Love my Lemon's, they look great but my batch are very chasey lol doesn't seem to be the norm though.

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Re: Lemon Tetras

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mantis wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 19:15 pm Love my Lemon's, they look great but my batch are very chasey lol doesn't seem to be the norm though.
Just with each other? Establishing a pecking order maybe?

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Sixo wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 20:04 pm
mantis wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 19:15 pm Love my Lemon's, they look great but my batch are very chasey lol doesn't seem to be the norm though.
Just with each other? Establishing a pecking order maybe?
Mostly with each other but the odd rummy nose chased away if they get too close to the action. Been going on for months so not sure if it's a pecking order thing or if they just enjoy the exercise :D They usually get it out their system at some point and swim happily with the rest of the tank when they're all knackered haha.

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Re: Lemon Tetras

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Do they munch plants? Getting conflicting information when I Google them.

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Re: Lemon Tetras

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I've never seen it. My Discus are shredding the Amazon Swords though where the leaves aren't particularly healthy :@
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Lemons do not eat plants unless you don't feed them for months....... ;)

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Re: Lemon Tetras

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Captive bred Lemons are quite washed out these days. Wild ones are a lot yellower.

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black ghost wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 19:37 pm Captive bred Lemons are quite washed out these days. Wild ones are a lot yellower.
Really even when they mature? Can't bring myself to buy wild.

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Mine have definitely gotten more yellow with age and they're still relatively young. In my opinion the more impressive part of a lemon are the red eyes and big thick black edging the males get. Gorgeous fish.

EDIT: Picture I took earlier of what I think is a male and female

Excuse the spots, it's been a while since I've dug out the DSLR and I've seemingly forgot to clean either the glass on the tank or the lens ROFL


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Re: Lemon Tetras

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Sixo wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 20:03 pm
black ghost wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 19:37 pm Captive bred Lemons are quite washed out these days. Wild ones are a lot yellower.
Really even when they mature? Can't bring myself to buy wild.
There’s a very yellow form that’s imported occasionally, called a Red Lemon tetra, because it’s a bit orangey towards the front.

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