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Boredomb 03-31-2011 11:41 PM

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?

Boredomb 04-01-2011 12:30 AM

Also got aquadine for food is there something else I need to feed the tetras?

badxgillen 04-01-2011 12:37 AM

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.

badxgillen 04-01-2011 12:40 AM

well
 
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.

Boredomb 04-01-2011 12:53 AM

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Originally Posted by badxgillen (Post 635781)
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.

jaysee 04-01-2011 01:54 AM

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.

Boredomb 04-01-2011 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by jaysee (Post 635822)
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

badxgillen 04-01-2011 11:16 AM

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.

Boredomb 04-01-2011 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by badxgillen (Post 636010)
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!

Byron 04-02-2011 03:15 PM

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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