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02-17-2010, 02:54 AM
enjoys being near the top of the aquarium, and won't fit into an angels belly.
Will Cardinals be ok? Any other options?
02-17-2010, 03:12 AM
Cardinals work fine but as far as hanging out in the top...probably not. Look at some hatchets if you want something at the top of the tank.
02-17-2010, 03:15 AM
Cardinals are wonderfull fish but sadly, I have never kept them so I couldn't tell you which area of the tank they tend to stick to. The only tetra I have kept that is ALWAYS at the top are congo tetras. They are one of the bigger tetras so getting eaten won't be a problem at all. I have them with angel fish and they do great. I have actually never seen my congos anywhere but the top. If I were you I would get some congos.
02-17-2010, 03:07 PM
Hatchets or Serpaes. Serpaes are cool, but they stay in the middle most of the time. I'd say Hatchets.
02-17-2010, 03:14 PM
Hatchets will spend most the time at the top and will not be eaten by the angles.
04-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Cardinal tetras do fine with angel fish at first there will maybe be a few nips here and there but in time both species will get used to each other, In my experience i find that Cardinal tetras swim nearer the surface of the water if there are bits of bog wood or plants that reach the top of the water.
04-12-2010, 11:30 PM
hatchets are very good and do like the top of the tank. If you want something to go with your cardinals and enhance your schooling activity try Blood Fin Tetras. I think I have 15 or 17 Bloodfins, and about 8 cardinals. Together when they school look awesome. The bloodfins create alot of action in the tank. Constantly playing tag.
04-12-2010, 11:41 PM
My diamond tetras spend most of there time in the middle and top part of my tank. Really nice looking and active fish
04-12-2010, 11:41 PM
Cardinals are fine as long as they are not sml. Look at some Ornamental Tetras...again these are middle swimmers. They look a bit like a Rosy tetra but the colours are a lot more vivid (reds are brilliant red and the whites are almost a neon white) and have more white on their dorsals
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