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Thread: Tetra Population Numbers
06-22-2013, 05:11 PM #1
Tetra Population Numbers
So currently I have 8 bloodfin tetras and 4 black neon tetras (plan to get this up to 8 as well).
My question is I have read that some fish prefer odd numbers of the same species, like 9 instead of 8 or what have you.
Does this matter? Are 8 of a species enough?
06-22-2013, 05:24 PM #2
with the peaceful fish you have, i don't think that that is an issue. as far as I know, the odd/even thing is used to minimize aggression in small schools
of semi-aggressive fish.
06-22-2013, 05:27 PM #3
I have never known a fish that could count. That being said, with schooling fish and certain cichlids, the more the merrier. Whether that means odd or even numbers I have never personally witnessed a difference in their behaviors.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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06-22-2013, 07:27 PM #4
06-22-2013, 07:39 PM #5
It's kind of what you prefer, year's ago people seemed to like odd numbers.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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06-22-2013, 08:17 PM #6
06-22-2013, 08:42 PM #7
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06-22-2013, 11:22 PM #8
Actually, a study a couple of years ago showed that many schooling fish can count to four. No kidding.
I personally like odd numbers, but I don't think it matters with peaceful critters.I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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06-23-2013, 12:26 AM #9
06-23-2013, 03:37 AM #10