Proud of my Lemons!
I have a 70L tropical community tank which has been set up since the beginning of October. It’s my second tank, replacing my original, too-small 24l tank.
I’ve read PFK since the August 2017 issue and have enjoyed every issue. Thanks to one of your writers, George Farmer, I’ve tried my first aquascape, based on one he did, and this is now home to Cherry barbs, Lemon tetras, Otocinclus catfish and a female Bristlenose catfish named Bernadette.
My Lemon tetras are thriving and have brightened up in colour so much compared to when I first got them. I think they’re definitely underrated, as they liven up really quickly and, if cared for properly, can rival more popular species for beauty. Some of my males are now showing the black bars on their fins.
I’d really like to see an article on these stunning fish in PFK as they are now my favourites and I’d like to see people give them a chance. Even my brother, who doesn’t like fish, says they look nicer than the other fish. Esther Clark (age 12), by email
Nathan replies: We’ll see what we can do for you, Esther! I’ll send out some feelers to my many top writers and see if any of them fancy doing a write-up on this gorgeous species.
I’ll happily go on record as being a huge Lemon tetra fan, too. There’s just something about that yellow and black combined that just makes them a standout fish – especially in a planted set-up.
A slice of yellow heaven.