08-27-2011, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Quantum
Did you ever notice any aggression when you had them? Like I said some report nippiness, but of course there is no way of knowing if those reporting this were keeping them in the proper conditions. I'm thinking around 10 individuals in a 40+ gal tank with other tetras, corys, pencilfish. Should there be a few more females to males or 50/50?
Are they sedate or more active swimmers?
And by they way, in the photo for the male phantom in the profile, do you happen to know the name of the plant with the whorled leaves? The one directly behind the fish.
I didn't take the photo, but from my guess the yellowish-green stem plant is a Hygrophila sp.
50/50 is fine, the males are the beauties with their behaviours, but the female with its red fins is also pretty. They are sedate, no active swimmers in this clade, which is why they are such good tankmates with discus and angelfish. No aggression. The males challenge one another but I hever observed physical aggression. Dorsal fins do sometimes split, I suspect not due to nipping but something else, since the tips are never frayed. If nippiness were mentioned by any reliable source, it would have gone in the profile.