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Tank mates for Columbian Tetras?
Old 04-01-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
 
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Tank mates for Columbian Tetras?

Hi everyone I just got five Columbian Tetras today not fully understanding the facts about. The LFS said it was a great fish calm and makes for a good tank mate. Well this was after I told him I was planning on getting some Angelfish in the future for my tank. So I got these finish to help cycle my tank (which is a 55gal). Well after reading some about them I don't think the Angelfish is such a good I deal with the columbian tetra. So my question is what would make good tank mates for these fish?
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:30 AM   #2
 
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Also got aquadine for food is there something else I need to feed the tetras?
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:37 AM   #3
 
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food

as always variety is the spice of life so i would get another food or two..frozen or a high quality pelllet.live is always good..i have never known the columbians to be picky eaters but if you want the nice red finnage you will want a good diet.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:40 AM   #4
 
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you were detered from angels?? varius larger tetras will work out fine..i like the diamond tetra or the congo tetra..lotsa rainbows will work too bosmani,precox,various gouramis..loaches and catfishes..you have a lot of options in a 55 gallon.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:53 AM   #5
 
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you were detered from angels?? varius larger tetras will work out fine..i like the diamond tetra or the congo tetra..lotsa rainbows will work too bosmani,precox,various gouramis..loaches and catfishes..you have a lot of options in a 55 gallon.
Well I wouldn't say detered just mislead lack of information on the fish I think but mostly mislead. I think in his mind ( owner of LFS ) that the columbian tetra would be okay with angelfish.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:54 AM   #6
 
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IME they are fairly nippy, and that was in the 90 gallon. I now have them with tiger, rosy and gold barbs in a 55 with a female convict and they're doing very well. I think they can handle a slightly more aggressive tank than some other tetras.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:09 AM   #7
 
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IME they are fairly nippy, and that was in the 90 gallon. I now have them with tiger, rosy and gold barbs in a 55 with a female convict and they're doing very well. I think they can handle a slightly more aggressive tank than some other tetras.
Okay thank you. I got to let my tank cycle before I can add anything else Soo I got time to find something that will go in there with them
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
 
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hmmmm

i forgot to mention apistogramma cocatoides strains will work ou another dwarf cichlid thats nice is the honduran redpoint.rope fish are sweet..most of your catfishes that dont achieve a large size.there is an albino form of the columbian tetra as well..pretty cool..as you can see i like columbian tetras...there blue and red against a green planted background is awesome..there activity that you may find distresing is a desirable trait to me always first on the scene always on display.i breed them so if you got other questions holar.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:23 PM   #9
 
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i forgot to mention apistogramma cocatoides strains will work ou another dwarf cichlid thats nice is the honduran redpoint.rope fish are sweet..most of your catfishes that dont achieve a large size.there is an albino form of the columbian tetra as well..pretty cool..as you can see i like columbian tetras...there blue and red against a green planted background is awesome..there activity that you may find distresing is a desirable trait to me always first on the scene always on display.i breed them so if you got other questions holar.
Okay thank u Soo much!
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #10
 
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You will also find some other suggestions for suitable tankmates in the profile, Colombian Tetra.

If you decide to keep the Colombians [some stores will take them back in exchange] and work around that, I would suggest getting 3 more. A group of 6-8 tends to keep their nippiness more subdued, the more the merrier.
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