Acquired: Fish / pet store
Posted Mar 01, 2016
I just always wanted to title something that. They don't really bite. Well, they will nibble at your finger if you stick it in the cage, but it isn't something that hurts. More like fishy-kisses.
Moving on. You can seriously fill an entire tank with these fish and have very few problems. In fact, since they are so tiny, I don't recommend getting any less than 3 to start. Their size makes it impossible for them to fill up a tank, so they're kind of like Baby's Breath flowers - used as an accent to fill the blank spaces in a bouquet of fish.
The only problem I've had with these fish is, as mentioned in my review on goldfish, they sometimes get eaten by the larger fish. Usually this is on accident, but sometimes it's on purpose. Again, because of their size, they will also sometimes get sucked into tank filters, OR even purposefully swim into them and not be able to get themselves out.
That said, those are the only downsides to these fish. They are so pretty, especially in large quantities, and constantly moving. They don't tuck into a little hole and hide until food comes, and they are always visible.
Again, no heartwarming/heartbreaking story, and I'm starting to think it's because they're fish. I know some people can form bonds with their water-dwelling house-mates, but I never have. Great little pets and easy to care for, though, so hopefully this review gets someone dressing up their tank with the beautiful little Tetras.