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goranimo 06-23-2012 05:13 PM

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

Byron 06-24-2012 08:27 PM

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.

Stormfish 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!

doki 06-24-2012 09:12 PM

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.

Romad 06-24-2012 09:21 PM

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 :)

goranimo 06-25-2012 05:05 AM

i took them out today out of my tank,i will try to get red phantom tetra ,they look really nice

Byron 06-25-2012 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goranimo (Post 1129043)
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.;-)

goranimo 06-26-2012 02:36 AM

thanks mate didnt know that

goranimo 06-26-2012 02:37 AM

thanks mate,didnt know that,

jaysee 06-26-2012 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Romad (Post 1128623)
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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