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post #11 of 15 Old 02-13-2010, 08:17 PM
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Oh no they bullied the whole tank, everybody in there not just Tetra's. Even upping the group hadn't helped these gangsters (and that is a pretty well planted boarder heavy planted tank there too) but 9 times outta 10 when the nip/ become aggressive simply upping the group does indeed help.

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post #12 of 15 Old 02-13-2010, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I hope it doesn't get that way with mine. I've had them for about 2 months and so far they have only chased each other. I am watching them now and the other fish swim by the Seprea Tetras and the Seprea don't bother them at all. But I do notice that the other Tetras aren't swimming around the whole tank as much. It could just be today that they are hanging around in certain areas.

I still hate that the Seprea Tetras don't school together. I guess I read the wrong infomation when I looked them up. I really don't want to buy any more of them for fear that they would try to take over the whole tank and start chasing the other groups of fish.

In the meantime I'll keep my eyes on things.
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post #13 of 15 Old 02-13-2010, 08:51 PM
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Its hard to give a good advise there really....You're the one seeing the tank each day not us; its easier for you to just observe and make the call... Me I could have possibly "tested" longer but truthfully I didn't want to and I just felt better returning them the the store and picking other Tetra's that overall fit much better.

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post #14 of 15 Old 02-13-2010, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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I just turned out my tank lights and now I see that all of my other Tetras are schooling all over the tank. Maybe my lights are too bright for them. Does that make any sense? Or maybe that's what most fish do and I never noticed it before.
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post #15 of 15 Old 02-13-2010, 11:20 PM
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May be interesting for you to read this one http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-report-37138/
To keep it short: Tetra's are naturally home in dimly lit forest streams. That said their ideal tank set up should be well covered with plants, driftwoods and low lights to make them feel homey (and very LITTLE current from the filter). If you go under my aquarium log here to the left under my name, the tank called "New 45g" that's my Tetra set up (pic's not quite up to date but you'll see).

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