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Thread: Tank mates for Serpae Tetras
05-11-2013, 03:03 PM #1
Tank mates for Serpae Tetras
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.
05-11-2013, 03:06 PM #2
I would put a nice sized group of columbian tetra, black phantom tetra, or buenos aires tetra.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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05-11-2013, 04:34 PM #3
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.
05-11-2013, 04:48 PM #4
+ 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.30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
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05-11-2013, 05:58 PM #5Member Angelfish
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I could see Congo tetras going well with these.
05-12-2013, 07:10 AM #6
+1 to all the above.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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05-12-2013, 07:46 AM #7
Rummynose are my favorite and they would be a nice contrast. Different body style than the Serpaes.
05-12-2013, 02:24 PM #8
05-12-2013, 07:14 PM #9
denison barbs aka roseline barb aka torpedo barb.
05-13-2013, 04:59 AM #10
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.125 - big fish - BGK
125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
10 - female pink convict
5 - betta/ADFs
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