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Tetra Information: Care, Types and Breeding

Brightly coloured highly active and extremely friendly, tetras are among the most popular of all aquarium fish. They fit in well in community tanks and always provide lots of action. They are also relatively hardy and easy to keep, provided there are no other fish in your aquarium big enough to eat them.

Tetras will accept a wide range of foods and are generally happy on a flake diet, but for best results they should be given live food every couple of weeks. 

They are fairly adaptable as regards water conditions, but are sensitive to sudden changes, so you should be extra careful when moving them, giving them plenty of time to adjust. In poor water conditions they will sometimes develop a muscle wasting disease which cannot be cured. 

Rasbora Information: Care, Types and Breeding

Brightly coloured friendly and highly active, rasboras are an aquarium favourite. Their peaceful nature makes them a great choice for a community tank and their natural hardiness means that they're ideal starter fish for the beginner aquarist. They adapt well to aquarium conditions and can be delightful to watch.

Rasboras are schooling fish and are happiest in groups of six or more. Averaging about two inches in length, they get on well with other schooling fish of about the same size. For best results, keep them in a densely planted tank with plenty of hiding places. 

They like slightly acidic water, so bogwood is also a good choice, providing cover and lowering the pH of the water at the same time. Make sure there are some floating plants on the surface of the water so that your rasboras feel more secure. They can become distressed if directly exposed to bright light for too long.

Arowana Information: Types, Feeding and Care

If you'd like to do something a little different with your aquarium there are few fish more exotic than arowanas. Also known as dragonfish and bony tongues, they have traditionally been associated with dragons and thought to bring good luck and wealth

Considering their striking appearance, with elegantly delineated scales and impressive barbels, it's easy to see why. Many arowana breeders participate in shows and competitions to celebrate the beauty of their fish.

Arowanas grow to be as much as three feet long, so if you're going to keep them you'll need a good sized tank. They should be kept in groups of five to eight; smaller groups tend to result in more aggression. 

Because of their aggressive temperament they should not be kept with fish much smaller than themselves, but they can get along well in community tanks with fish like cichlids, oscars and plecos. 

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