Thread: New black phantom tetras
09-08-2013, 02:14 AM #1
New black phantom tetras
Yes I finally got my new BP tetras and I love how on of them forgot about it's shoal and joined my neon tetras lol .but I do have one concern and that's is with my male black phantom's long fin will my neon tetras nip it away or will he be ok.
09-08-2013, 02:20 AM #2
They will be fine. I have never known a neon tetra to be nippy, they are one of the most peaceful fish in this hobby. The black phantoms are peaceful too and as long as they are in a proper sized group they should not be nippy either.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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09-08-2013, 02:36 AM #3
they both are in shoals of 6
09-08-2013, 03:35 AM #4
6 would be the minimum. But as Honey Badger said, neons are peaceful and so are the black phantoms.Warning; Bulldog Pleco guarding my Sons tank now..
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09-08-2013, 05:20 AM #5
+ 1 to both HB and Strider, you won't have to worry about your Neons being nippers. I would up the Neon school to at least 10 though.
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09-08-2013, 06:20 PM #6Banned Discus fish
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Agree. And I would get 2 more Black Phantom.
The dorsal fin of the male phantoms does often get "torn." Don't worry about this, it is normal.