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post #1 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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serpea tetras and discus

does any body have any experience with serpea tetras, i have 10 of them and planing to get discus, i heard that they might be agresive to wards long fin fishes
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-24-2012, 08:27 PM
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Don't. Discus are sedate fish that need peaceful quiet fish for tankmates. And this is certainly not Serpae Tetra. They are notorious as fin nippers. Read more in our profiles, c lick the shaded names.

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-24-2012, 09:04 PM
I understand the Serpae are a lot like the Bleeding Hearts. I have Bleeding Hearts and they're evil little buggers!
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-24-2012, 09:12 PM
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they are not compatible in my opinion ive had serpae's and they are like mini piranhas, very nippy. if you do however end up putting together it would help to have a large school 15+ to ease aggression.
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-24-2012, 09:21 PM
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Definately not a good mix there. My serpaes were little terrors until I added 8 tiger barbs to the tank. The barbs showed them what was what :)

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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i took them out today out of my tank,i will try to get red phantom tetra ,they look really nice
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-25-2012, 11:18 AM
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i took them out today out of my tank,i will try to get red phantom tetra ,they look really nice
Not if you still want discus. And here it is the temperature. Discus must have warmth, around 82F. Red phantom need it much cooler, even less than many other "tropicals". Check the profile.

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post #8 of 12 Old 06-26-2012, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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thanks mate didnt know that
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post #9 of 12 Old 06-26-2012, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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thanks mate,didnt know that,
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-26-2012, 09:28 AM
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Definately not a good mix there. My serpaes were little terrors until I added 8 tiger barbs to the tank. The barbs showed them what was what :)

Hahaha, same here. I put the serpaes in the tiger barb tank - the barbs immediately let them know who was in charge. They killed one of the tetras in the initial meeting, and then the fighting stopped.

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