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  1. Default Will Pristella Tetras Nip My Angel's Fins?


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    I'm considering getting a school of these Pristella tetras, because they are pretty eye catching. Aqadvisor says they will fin nip the angelfish, but you can't always believe Aqadvisor. But if there's a chance that they will hurt the angelfish, then I'll look for something else.

    I've also read that all tetras will nip if they don't have a large enough school, but that keeping them in large numbers prevents that. So if I decide to go for it, I'm thinking around 15.

    Google search brings up conflicting opinions, so I wanted to find out what you folks on here say.

    Here's what's already in that tank (55g):

    1 Platinum Angelfish
    1 Opaline Gourami
    1 Gold Gourami (I know, potential problem, but so far so good, and they look like they might both be females.)
    11 Harlequin Rasboras
    3 Nerite Snails

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    No. Pristella tetra will not fin nip an angel fish. I have keep both together in a 29 gallon tank and there was no fin nipping.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    + 1 to Taurus, Pristella's are one of the most non-aggresive fish you could keep.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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    If your not sold on the Pristella's, heres an "old favorite" you might like, the Flame or Von rio tetra.

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    Thanks for the help, guys. I might go with the Pristellas, but I will still look around a little and maybe if I see some of those Flame tetras in person I'll have another option to think about. What caught my eye about the Pristellas was the way their dorsal fin flashes. It reminded me of the White Cloud Mountain minnows, which I tried to keep last year, but they kept dying on me, so I gave up on those.

    Steeler1, I was going to ask you how you grow your plants so well, since they look so nice, but then I realized it wasn't your video. :P Someone somewhere in Germany has a really nice tank!

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    Thanks for all the good info lately--have a donut! - WhistlingBadger Congrats on 7,800 posts! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Returning some of the treasure you've brought to the forum. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
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    LOL!, here's a couple of members that realy do well with plant's to ask their advice: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=113091,http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=97293
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
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    Petsmart had Harlequin Rasboras on sale for 47cents, so I upped my school to 20. They had the Von Rio tetras, but those weren't doing it for me. I'll wait a couple of weeks for the tank to adjust to the 9 new HRs while I look for the Pristellas or think about what else I'd like to have in there.

    I should probably think about something that lives at the bottom. But I didn't like the Pictus catfish I used to have down there. The way they snaked around all the time reminded me of vermin. :(

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    Thanks for all the good info lately--have a donut! - WhistlingBadger Congrats on 7,800 posts! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Returning some of the treasure you've brought to the forum. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    We ALL need more fish.  That's why we're here! - WhistlingBadger T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF Lee :-) - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
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    I believe Petsmart keeps the Orange morph of the Von rio, so maybe you didn't see the original. The original does not look good unless kept in a planted tank with subdued lighting: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=110609

    Good choice on the Harley's, you can never go wrong with them.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Good choice on the Harley's, you can never go wrong with them.
    I think Harley's are a good choice as well.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

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    Thank you Steeler and Taurus.

    I will call the mom and pop LFS in town, and see if they have the normal variety. The video of the orange morph actually made them look good. Maybe next time I'm in Petsmart, I'll look closer, and try to see if I can tell whether they are normals or oranges. I'll try to imagine them colored up better.

    The tank they would go in has fairly subdued lighting. During the day, I can't even tell the light is on, but in the evening, it looks just right. But there are just plastic plants in that tank, no live ones. I'm only messing around with live plants in my other tank, so hopefully, the flame tetras would be happy enough with plastic.

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