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Old 02-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #21
 
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LMAO at the stickers, where did you get them?? Brazilian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala) Profile is a good floating plant and so is Water Sprite.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:27 PM   #22
 
From eBay. It looks like they only sell single stickers now.

Look up "Funny Fish Tank Stickers" or "Warning Aquarium Stickers" something along those lines.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #23
 
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LMAO at the stickers!

I have to get some of them.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #24
 
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Thanks ZeeZ.

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:46 PM   #25
 
Sure.

From another forum. Think it's possible?

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They don't need heavily planted tanks, but many fish like them due to the available cover. It could be that the two are top-end males that hate each other and the other males and are harassing the females because they want to breed. They do like a lot of space.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #26
 
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Sure.

From another forum. Think it's possible?
Is could be, but they're not easy to sex. I think females maybe plumper.
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:59 PM   #27
 
Looking at them, it's pretty much impossible to sex them.

I have a TON of Guppy/Najas Grass in my shriimp breeder. Would that work if I planted it?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #28
 
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Looking at them, it's pretty much impossible to sex them.

I have a TON of Guppy/Najas Grass in my shriimp breeder. Would that work if I planted it?
It's worth a try.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #29
 
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Even among "peaceful" characins, individual fish can sometimes get nasty within the group. Various factors are known to cause this, from genetic defects, environmental issues, water parameters. Sometimes enlarging the group helps, sometimes not. The member who suggested possibly removing the offending fish probably has the best solution, depending upon the extent of this bullying. If the other tetra are cowering in the plants, that is not good and a sure sign that they will be highly stressed and prone to health and disease issues, and likely premature death. If the chasing is just here and there, and all fish in the group remain active like all the others, that is not a problem but natural. If I could see your fish, as in a video, I might be able to narrow this down more.

[I like those stickers too.]

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P.S. I moved this thread out of cyprinids and into characins, tetra are characins.

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Old 02-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #30
 
I did a search before I made this thread and I saw a site that said they're in the Cyprinidae family. My mistake.

Here's a video. You can see the two troublemakers attacking other Tetras and the Siamensis Algae Eater which looks like them but is longer and more narrow. Please excuse the quality, it was taken with my phone and the tank is due for a 50% water change. However, they leave the Blue Gourami and Angelfish alone.

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