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Does anyone know if this species is as beautiful as the Congo tetra? I mean the males do have long purple flowing-fins, though why is this species overlooked compared to the Congo(even though it won't eat your plants)? :?
 

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Raul-7 said:
But ...the male has a nice purple sheen and flowing fins.
I read it somewhere that they only show their real potential after they mature.
You need to get the long fin varient if thats what you want. Personally I prefer the natural short finned types. When you have them for a while the colors do improve but its not as vibrant as congos. They are some of the most aggresive feeders that I have kept and as such make feeding shy cichlids difficult. My rams did much better when I switched to pencil fish. Also my SAE never ate any fish food off the surface when I had the diamond tetras in. They were effective in keeping my SAE focused on algae duties. Oh yes, almost forgot, diamond tetras do eat some thread algae, small duckweed and HM leaves.
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