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01-11-2013, 03:26 PM #11
I would get a minimum of 10 neons and no that will not effect your BB or ammonia too much at all.55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"
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01-11-2013, 03:31 PM #12
0Originally Posted by 850R
Originally Posted by ddavis1979
Last edited by serbusfish; 01-11-2013 at 03:34 PM.
01-11-2013, 04:49 PM #13
Well its not going too well, my Black Skirts keep chasing the neons, I dont know if this is just temporary as they are new but plenty of people have kept these fish together, even my LFS guy said they would be fine, perhaps I simply need more Black Skirts?
01-11-2013, 04:53 PM #14
I've never kept them together. I've never kept blackskirts because I read they were "nippy".Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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01-11-2013, 05:32 PM #15
0Originally Posted by steeler1
In any case things are looking up, the Neons are shoaling and the Black Skirts are no longer chasing them. They just took a slow journey from one end of the tank to the other and no one bothered them. I think (hope) they were being chased purely because they were small and new to the community.
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01-11-2013, 06:24 PM #16
I actually had a black skirt eat a neon once. I was shocked to see this neon hanging out of a black skirts mouth. It took him ages to swallow it. I've heard black skirts can be nippy unless in larger numbers. I've had them for a long time and have some now into their 9th year! But, I always keep big schools. Currently 23 in my 55 gallon here and another 20 in another 55 at my sons home.
Typical behavior of most tetra's, however. The more the merrier. My neons are in a 29 gallon with cherry barbs and rasbora.
01-11-2013, 06:37 PM #17
0Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
01-11-2013, 08:10 PM #18
I stay away from Black Skirts and Red Minors (Serpae) as well for the nippy thing. They personally took out an entire 55 gal of mine. I had 6 though so maybe I just didnt get enough.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
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01-11-2013, 09:31 PM #19
I have serpaes with colombian tetras in my 30. The colombians were there first ... maybe the serpaes sense that they are the tank bosses? Who knows. I've read over and over how nippy serpaes can be but these guys are total gentlemen. Docile as can be.
But as Sandz says - his were nippy. And it sounds like your black skirts are predisposed to be nippy as well so maybe together they are not a good mix.
I guess the moral of this story is that in some instances people have had good results, in some not. You have a really big tank. Lots of room for separate territories. If there's a fish you want to try and there are mixed reviews on how they will get along, I'd say go for it but have a back up plan in case thing go south. Regardless, I'd up the schools on the black skirts so they can keep each other occupied.
Do you have plants or obstacles in you tank that fish can hide behind if things get dicey? if not, it might help to add something.
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01-12-2013, 01:12 AM #20
I think I might put the Black Skirts in our family tank, I just dont trust them with the Neons (im not even sure they will survive the night to be honest). If they do then maybe I will keep them, but if not I might swap them for something more timid like the Pentazona Barb.