World of Water- Tetra Species

By: World Of Water  06-Dec-2011

Tetra's are most commonly associated with the Neon Tetra, our best selling fish, and most Tetra's available are small, peaceful, community fish that school well & provide movement & colour.
Do be aware however that a few of the species grow larger and some are plant eaters, it is also worthy of note that the piranha is a type of Tetra.

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