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Here at Pet City Joondalup we stock a large range of tropical fish and can take customer orders for any of the Tetras and Characins listed on this page. Please phone your order through after reading how to make a customer order

 

ARNOLDS RED EYE CHARACIN 5CM
These African Tetras are all extremely hardy and go well in community aquaria.  In general these fish grow to a massive size in the region of 10cm.  Standard foods are accepted but they will show best condition when fed on foods such as frozen bloodworm.
BLIND CAVE FISH 3CM, 4CM
Being blind is no hindrance to this active tetra, as it expertly detects food items by scent.  It has a very healthy appetite and sometimes may nip long finned fish in its enthusiasm to eat.  An easy to keep species growing to 8-9cm, suitable tankmates should be other hardy types of similar size.
PERU BLEEDING HEART TETRA 3.5CM
PERU BLEEDING HEART TETRA 3.5CM This is a dramatic looking tetra from the upper Amazon, deep bodied and the males also developing a very long dorsal fin.  Extremely difficult to breed, stock available to the aquarium trade is wild caught.  It prefers soft, slightly acidic water and looks best in a planted aquarium with dark gravel.  Maximum size is 5-6cm.
GLASS BLOODFIN TETRA 3CM
GLASS BLOODFIN TETRA 3CM This is an active schooling tetra, usually seen swimming in the top half of the aquarium.  They are fairly adaptable to varying water conditions, including moderately hard alkaline water.  With their transparent bodies and bright red tails, the Glass Bloodfin makes an interesting addition to any community aquaria containing similar sized peaceful species.  Grows to 5-6cm.
RATHBUNI BLOODFIN TETRA 3CM
RATHBUNI BLOODFIN TETRA 3CM The rathbuni Bloodfin tetra is peaceful and grows to approximately 4.5cm.  After settling into their home, they will display the characteristic red colouration on the lower half of the posterior part of the body.
BUENOS AIRES TETRA 3.5CM
BUENOS AIRES TETRA 3.5CM Being native to sub-tropical regions of southern Brazil and Argentina, this hardy tetra will tolerate lower temperatures than most commonly kept tetras.  A robust and active species growing to 8-9cm, it sometimes nips the fins of slow moving tankmates.  Best kept in a school with other hardy species.
GOLD BUENOS AIRES TETRA 4CM
GOLD BUENOS AIRES TETRA 4CM
CARDINAL TETRA 2CM, 3CM
CARDINAL TETRA 2CM Cardinals are native to the Amazon basin in South America and occur in two distinct populations.  Firstly, the most prolific location is around Manaus in central Brazil, primarily in the Rio Negro and its tributaries.  The second distinct population is in Columbia in the Rio Meta and its tributaries.  Most supplies to our trade are from wild-caught fish and as such the supply is regulated by flooding and other natural phenomena.  Cardinal tetras are a peaceful fish preferring soft & slightly acid water.
COCHU'S BLUE TETRA 3CM
COCHU'S BLUE TETRA 3CM The maximum size of the peaceful Cochu Blue Tetra is approximately 5cm.  Once established in stable aquaria, they are easily kept.  It is best to add live blackworms and frozen bloodworms to their diet, although a good quality dry food is acceptable.
CONGO TETRA 4CM, 7.5CM
CONGO TETRA MALE 7.5CM These African Tetras are all extremely hardy and go well in community aquaria.  In general these fish grow to a massive size in the region of 10cm.  Standard foods are accepted but they will show best condition when fed on foods such as frozen bloodworm.
YELLOWTAIL CONGO TETRA 4.5CM, 5.5CM
YELLOWTAIL CONGO TETRA 4.5CM These African Tetras are all extremely hardy and go well in community aquaria.  In general these fish grow to a massive size in the region of 10cm.  Standard foods are accepted but they will show best condition when fed on foods such as frozen bloodworm.
DIAMOND TETRA 3CM
DIAMOND TETRA 3CM Diamond Tetras are an attractive fish, with diamond-like sparkling scales and milky-white fins.  Maturing males develop longer fins and often try to outshine their rivals.  Originally native to Venezuala, they are commonly bred for the aquarium trade.  They are ideal community fish, peaceful, showy and grow to about 6cm.
EMPEROR TETRA 3CM
EMPEROR TETRA 3CM This is a very popular, graceful looking tetra, native to Colombia.  Mature males are easily determined by their blue eyes and longer fins.  Best kept in a planted aquarium with other peaceful species, it is not unusual to have self-sustaining populations in heavily planted aquaria.  Maximum size is about 5cm.
BLACK EMPEROR TETRA 3CM
This fish is similar in appearance to the Emperor Tetra, but with a stunning black body.  Mature males can easily be determined by their blue eyes and longer fins.  Best kept in a planted aquarium with other peaceful species, it is not unusually to have self-sustaining populations in heavily planted aquaria.  Black Emperors grow to about 5cm.
BLUE EMPEROR - KERRI TETRA 3CM
BLUE EMPEROR - KERRI TETRA 3CM This is a slightly smaller species compared to other Emperor Tetras, only growing to about 4cm.  It is best kept in aquaria that either receives some side light or that is not too brightly lit from above, otherwise the Blue Emperor's colours may appear pale and washed out.  In the right lighting, males are a luminous blue to mauve.  It is a very good community fish, active and peaceful.
FIRE / EMBER) TETRA 2CM
FIRE / EMBER) TETRA 2CM This brilliantly red coloured little tetra is native to Argentina in South America.  The maximum size of the Fire Tetra is around 2cm when fully mature making it a very popular addition to the small aquaria, or when kept in large schools, a spectacular addition to larger aquaria.  This fish was discovered about fifteen years ago and named in honour of the intrepid fish explorer Heiko Bleher's mother (Amanda Bleher). 
FLAME TETRA 3CM
FLAME TETRA 3CM
GLOWLIGHT TETRA 3CM
GLOWLIGHT TETRA 3CM With a bright red stripe, Glowlights are a very popular tetra, an ideal companion for Neon Tetras and other peaceful fishes.  Hardy and easily cared for, they look best in a school in a dark bottomed tank.  Maximum size is about 4cm.
GOLD TETRA 3CM
GOLD TETRA 3CM These wild caught tetras from South America have an unusual appearance as if coated in gold dust.  The gold pigment is due to the fish's skin reacting to a skin parasite which is present in its natural habitat.  (This does not pose a health risk to the tetra or its tankmates.)  Interestingly, captive bred Gold Tetras do not develop the gold pigmentation like their wild caught parents.  A peaceful community fish, which can grow to 5cm.
MARBLE HATCHET FISH 3CM

Hatchet fish are small surface-feeding species with deep, compressed bodies and strongly developed pectoral fins.  If startled, they are able to easily take flight and jump quite long distances.  Difficult to breed, most aquarium stock is wild caught.  An interesting oddball, best kept in a small school in a planted aquarium with similar sized peaceful species.  Marble Hatchet Fish grow to about 4cm.

SILVER HATCHET FISH 3CM, 4CM
Hatchet fish are small surface-feeding species with deep, compressed bodies and strongly developed pectoral fins.  If startled, they are able to easily take flight and jump quite long distances.  Difficult to breed, most aquarium stock is wild caught.  An interesting oddball, best kept in a small school in a planted aquarium with similar sized peaceful species.  Silver Hatchet Fish grow to about 4cm.

 

HEAD & TAIL LIGHT TETRA 3CM
HEAD & TAIL LIGHT TETRA 3CM An active and undemanding tetra, Head and Tail Lights are an ideal beginner's fish.  They prefer a planted aquarium with plenty of open swimming space and look best when kept in a school.  All standard foods are readily eaten.  Maximum size is 4-5cm.
INDIAN HATCHET FISH (LAUBUCA) 4CM

Peaceful, schooling community fish. Hardy and undemanding.

LEMON TETRA 3CM
LEMON TETRA 3CM Lemon Tetras are one of the many small peaceful tetras, ideal for the community aquarium.  They like plenty of open swimming space with some plant thickets for security.  Feeding colour-enchancing foods rich in natural carotenoids will help promote their body colour, it can be yellow to almost orange in optimum conditions.  These fish grow to 4-4.5cm.
MIDNIGHT TETRA 3CM
This darked hued tetra is one of many small peaceful tetras, ideal for the community aquarium.  They like plenty of open swimming space with some plant thickets for security.  They grow to about 5cm.
NEON TETRA 2CM, 2.5CM, 3CM, 3.5CM
NEON TETRA 2CM Neon Tetras are easily the most popular of all tropical fish with their amazing colour and peaceful schooling nature.  They prefer soft slightly acidic water, and water temperatures about 20-24 C, but can tolerate other conditions as long as extremes are avoided.  They look great at any time, but particularly when kept in planted aquaria in large schools.  Do not keep them with large fish, as Neons only grow to 3.5cm.

BLACK NEON TETRA 3CM
BLACK NEON TETRA 3CM Black Neons are a popular community fish with their black and white body and nice red eyes.  They look best kept in a school and like plenty of open swimming space with some plant thickets for security.  Originally native to the Mato Grosso region in Brazil, aquarium stock is commercially produced.  Grows to about 5cm.
DIAMOND HEAD NEON TETRA 2.5CM
DIAMOND HEAD NEON TETRA 2.5CM Neon Tetras are easily the most popular of all tropical fish with their amazing colour and peaceful schooling nature.  They prefer soft slightly acidic water, and water temperatures about 20-24 C, but can tolerate other conditions as long as extremes are avoided.  They look great at any time, but particularly when kept in planted aquaria in large schools.  This aquarium bred strain of Neon Tetra is noted for its striking iridescent head colour.
GREEN NEON TETRA 2CM
GREEN NEON TETRA 2CM A rarer species than the Cardinal and Neon Tetras, the Green Neon is similar in appearance except its iridescent stripe is more green than blue.  Very difficult to breed, fish supplied to the aquarium trade are all wild-caught.  They prefer soft slightly acidic water, and grow to about 3.5cm.  An excellent community fish for inclusion with other small peaceful species.
PARAGUAY TETRA 3CM
PARAGUAY TETRA 3CM The Paraguay Tetra is characterised by having two black marks on the caudal peduncle and anal fin, with three contrasting white spots.  This striking pattern is best displayed in a tank with plenty of green plants and dark gravel.  They grow to a maximum size of approximately 4cm and have a relatively peaceful nature, similar to most tetras of this size.
GOLD PENCIL FISH 3CM
GOLD PENCIL FISH 3CM The Golden Pencil Fish is one of the most beautiful and peaceful of the tetra-type fish.  These fish look great in a school in a planted aquarium.  They are not particularly fussy regarding food requirements, enjoying similar food to most tetras.
PENGUIN TETRA 3CM
PENGUIN TETRA 3CM Penguin Tetras are a popular community fish with a distinctive swimming manner - usually positioned with their body tilted slightly upwards.  An active, peaceful tetra, best kept in a school. Also often called Hockey Sticks or Hockey Stick Tetras.
All standard foods eagerly accepted.  Penguins grow to about 5-6cm.
BLACK PHANTOM TETRA 3CM
BLACK PHANTOM TETRA 3CM

This is a very attractive tetra, often fully extending their fins in peaceful territorial displays.  Males grow to 4.5cm, the females remain slightly smaller.

RED PHANTOM TETRA 3CM
RED PHANTOM TETRA 3CM The Red Phantom Tetra is similar in shape and temperament to the Black Phantom Tetra, but is predominantly red.  Males develop long fins, and the females have more pronounced black markings.  This is a very attractive tetra, often fully extending their fins in peaceful territorial displays.  Maximum size is about 4cm.
YELLOW PHANTOM TETRA 3CM
YELLOW PHANTOM TETRA 3CM Smaller than the other Phantom Tetras, the Yellow Phantom grows to about 3cm.  It is a peaceful, schooling tetra, ideal for community aquaria containing other small species.
PRISTELLA TETRA 3CM
PRISTELLA TETRA 3CM The Pristella Tetra is thought to be relatively closely related to the Megalamphodus - the Phantom tetras.  Also known in some parts of the world as X-Ray tetras and are characteristically their transparent body, red tail and black and white tips on the dorsal and anal fins.  Pristella tetras accept a wide variety of fish food, but prefer the addition of the occasional feeding of frozen bloodworms, frozen brine shrimp and live blackworms.  Grows to about 4.5cm.
RED BLUE COLUMBIAN TETRA 3CM
RED BLUE COLUMBIAN TETRA 3CM

This deeper bodied tetra is a very attractive fish with its iridescent blue scales and red fins.  They are quite peaceful and extremely hardy.  Best kept in a school, they grow to 5-6cm.

RUMMYNOSE TETRA 3.5CM
RUMMYNOSE TETRA 3.5CM A bright red head and a boldly patterned tail are the standout features of this very popular community fish.  Best seen as a school in a planted aquarium with a dark background.  Rummynose prefer soft slightly acidic water, their colour may appear washed out if kept in hard water or if the pH is high.  All standard foods eaten, but they certainly appreciate occasional feedings of live or frozen foods.  Usually grows to 4.5cm.
SWORDTAIL CHARACIN 3CM
SWORDTAIL CHARACIN 3CM The Swordtail Characin is an unusual tetra-type, both in appearance and breeding technique.  Males develop longer finnage, including the distinctive sword like extension to the tail.  When spawning, the females are internally fertilized, rather than the eggs first being laid and then being fertilized.  A hardy and peaceful species, males grow to 6-7cm, the females are smaller.
SERPAE TETRA 3.5CM
SERPAE TETRA 3.5CM The Serpae Tetra is one of the most popular, hardy and best selling tetras.  They possess a bright red colouration and have a maximum size of approximately 4cm.  They are native to the Amazon River system, but supplies to our trade are from tank-raised fish.
SILVERTIP TETRA 3CM
SILVERTIP TETRA 3CM Silvertips are an excellent community fish, peaceful, active and hardy.  Best kept in a school, they like plenty of open swimming space with some planted areas for security.  Once settled, the males are golden in body colour.  Maximum size is about 5cm.
WHITE FIN ORNATE TETRA 3CM
WHITE FIN ORNATE TETRA 3CM The White Finned Ornate Tetra has similar characteristics to the familiar Rosy tetra (Hyphessobrycon rosaceus) but has the addition of a brilliant white dorsal fin.
BLACK WIDOW TETRA 3CM, 3.5CM, 4CM
BLACK WIDOW TETRA 3CM This is one of the very popular tetras, hardy, peaceful and attractively patterned in black.  An active fish that schools in open water, they are an ideal fish for community aquaria.  Black Widows grow to about 5cm.
LONGFIN BLACK WIDOW TETRA 3.5CM
LONGFIN BLACK WIDOW TETRA 3.5CM This is one of the very popular tetras, hardy, peaceful and attractively patterned in black.  An active fish that schools in open water, they are an ideal fish for community aquaria.  The Longfin Black Widow Tetra is a selectively bred variant that grows to about 5-6cm.
GOLD WIDOW TETRA 3CM
GOLD WIDOW TETRA 3CM This is one of the more popular tetras, very hardy and peaceful.  An active fish that schools in open water, they are an ideal fish for community aquaria.  The Golden Widow is an aquarium-bred strain with a golden body colour, some specimens may also show black speckling.  Maximum size is about 5cm.
RED EYE TETRA (LAMPEYE) 3CM
RED EYE TETRA (LAMPEYE) 3CM Bright red eyes and a peaceful active nature make the Lampeye an ideal community fish.  They like plenty of open swimming space, tending to school in the top half of the aquarium.  They also grow slightly larger than most of the more commonly kept tetras, reaching 6-7cm.
BALLOON RED EYE TETRA (LAMPEYE) 3CM

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