View Full Version : My 3 month old tank, only has Serpae tetras, Tiger Barbs and a Red tailed black shark

03-27-2012, 09:26 AM

Serpae Tetra

Tiger Barbs

Red Tailed Black Shark

What do you guys think?

EDIT: Forgot to add tank specs, it is a 15gal tank, 2*1.5*1 feet and the livestock is 6 Barbs, 7 Tetras and 1 RTBS.

Photo Info:

Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS Shot at 55 mm
Exposure: Auto exposure, Shutter priority AE, 1/83 sec, f/4, ISO 800
Flash: Off, Did not fire
Focus: One-shot AF, with a depth of field of from 2.43 m to 2.2 m.
AF Area Mode: Single-point AF

03-27-2012, 09:57 AM
Love the pics!! And the tank looks great!!

Just a tip or two, you might need a few more hiding spaces for your serpae's. Barbs can sometimes gets territorial and nippy. I have both in my tank and I've watched my serpae's dart for cover when the barbs get grumpy. LOL!!

Also your red tail shark will eventually outgrow your tank. They can get big. They can also be aggressive, depends on the shark though I think. I've had both kinds. Some play nice, others don't. ;)

03-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Nice tank, ure rtb needs a bigger tank in the near future

Old Marine
04-02-2012, 09:15 AM
Looks Good to methumbs2:

04-02-2012, 09:46 AM
That Serpae tetra looks pale. It's either stress from the barbs or food. What are you feeding your fishes?

Serpae tetras should be an intense orange-red.

Nice looking tank though. If you had some cover like floating plants the barbs would school higher in the tank.