I would like to add a small school (5-7) of Silver Tip Tetra's to my aquarium.
Profiles of this species, as well as my Mom & Pop LFS (who have been around forever) suggest that the fish is very peaceful and a good community fish.
However, when I read reviews of the species many people report that they are terrors on their own kind as well as tank mates. Several reviews I've seen compared their behavior to Tiger Barbs.
I've also seen a number of You Tube Videos of the species that show some pretty hard aggression
In two different LFS the species seemed very peaceful and I did not witness any aggressive behavior.
I have a 29 Gallon Planted with a 30 inch foot print.
My current stock is Espei's and Rummy Nose with both species appearing to be very comfortable amongst each other.
Is my tank sufficient in size to add a school?
I definitely don't want a species that will chase my fish into hiding and create stress.
So what are your experiences with Silver Tip Tetra's and if you have had a bully of the school yard how did you handle it?