02-17-2010, 02:54 AM #1
Looking for a schooling tetra, that....
enjoys being near the top of the aquarium, and won't fit into an angels belly.
Will Cardinals be ok? Any other options?75G planted, community
02-17-2010, 03:12 AM #2
Cardinals work fine but as far as hanging out in the top...probably not. Look at some hatchets if you want something at the top of the tank.180G CA Cichlid Tank(coming soon)| 90G SA Cichlid Tank| 56G SA Planted Community| 50G (undecided stock)| 20G Planted Nano Fish
02-17-2010, 03:15 AM #3
Cardinals are wonderfull fish but sadly, I have never kept them so I couldn't tell you which area of the tank they tend to stick to. The only tetra I have kept that is ALWAYS at the top are congo tetras. They are one of the bigger tetras so getting eaten won't be a problem at all. I have them with angel fish and they do great. I have actually never seen my congos anywhere but the top. If I were you I would get some congos.
02-17-2010, 03:07 PM #4
Hatchets or Serpaes. Serpaes are cool, but they stay in the middle most of the time. I'd say Hatchets.
02-17-2010, 03:14 PM #5
Hatchets will spend most the time at the top and will not be eaten by the angles.55 gallon planted community
30 gallon planted community
10 gallon planted wild type guppies and cherry shrimp
04-12-2010, 10:28 PM #6
Cardinal tetras do fine with angel fish at first there will maybe be a few nips here and there but in time both species will get used to each other, In my experience i find that Cardinal tetras swim nearer the surface of the water if there are bits of bog wood or plants that reach the top of the water.
04-12-2010, 11:30 PM #7
hatchets are very good and do like the top of the tank. If you want something to go with your cardinals and enhance your schooling activity try Blood Fin Tetras. I think I have 15 or 17 Bloodfins, and about 8 cardinals. Together when they school look awesome. The bloodfins create alot of action in the tank. Constantly playing tag.
04-12-2010, 11:41 PM #8
My diamond tetras spend most of there time in the middle and top part of my tank. Really nice looking and active fishIf you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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04-12-2010, 11:41 PM #9
Cardinals are fine as long as they are not sml. Look at some Ornamental Tetras...again these are middle swimmers. They look a bit like a Rosy tetra but the colours are a lot more vivid (reds are brilliant red and the whites are almost a neon white) and have more white on their dorsalsPaul