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  1. Default Tank mates for Serpae Tetras


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    Looking for suggestions for tank mates for Serpae tetras. Since the vast majority of my cardinals died I am going to do a school of Serpae tetras. I think I will move the remaining 5 cardinals into my 55 along with the danios, black skirts and red eye tetras. I will move my 6 Serpae from the 55 to the 72 and add another 12 for a school of 18. It's a start. I like the serapes but they are probably the most aggressive fish I have. So it begs the question... What else to go with them? I still plan to add ottos or cories, but want another school along with the Serpae.

    My sig has both of my tanks listed as well as the current stock. I am open to suggestions as to adding stock and or segregating what I have to best suit the fish.
    Mike
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    I would put a nice sized group of columbian tetra, black phantom tetra, or buenos aires tetra.
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    I keep my serpae tetras with some zebras, bristlenose, angelfish, clown loaches, and a couple ottos. I have 20 of them and have not had aggression problems. I have seen others on here have problems though.

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    + to honey badger. I have a school of long fin serpaes with my school of colombian tetras. it's been a nice mix. the serpaes don't bother the CT and visa versa. nice color contrast too. also have cory cats and a BNP in the tank.
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    I could see Congo tetras going well with these.

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    +1 to all the above.
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    Rummynose are my favorite and they would be a nice contrast. Different body style than the Serpaes.

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    Thanks or all of the input. I went to petco but hey only had a couple of columbians and a few serpaes. I will check a few places today.
    Mike
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    denison barbs aka roseline barb aka torpedo barb.

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    Denison barbs need a 6 foot tank, in my opinion. I wouldn't put mine in less - they get fairly large and are pretty active. Too, they swim in the bottom half of the tank - same region as the serpaes.
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