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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 throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for 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.
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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 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats
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