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Old 10-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #1
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Aggressive tetras?

Recently bought a blind cave tetra, yes it actually has no eyes and I did expect it to go crazy a little bit when other fish swim by it. But today my brown ghost knife swam by and I am pretty sure the end of it's tail was bitten off. Is that even possible, what should I do?
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:51 PM   #2
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Anybody know what I should do?
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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What size tank? If there's problems I would remove the tetra, is it in a school?
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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No the tetra is not in a school they are in a 40 gallon community tank!
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:22 PM   #5
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I would remove the tetra, it probably needs a school anyways. Try to bring it back to health and rehome it.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:24 PM   #6
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Also the brown ghost knife will out grow the 40 gallon, they will try to eat smaller fish. So that's probably what happened
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:28 PM   #7
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Yeah I will get rid of the tetra.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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I had not heard of this fish, so I googled it and found 3 articles that all state it is a particularly aggressive tetra known for fin nippage. (Yup I said it) apparently they are ok in a tank w/semi-aggressive species, can be kept as a single specimen but is better with 3-6 in a school. They also suggest dim lighting, hiding places like caves, and they apparently like to jump when stressed! I would think it was entirely possible it nipped the end of a tail off. Good luck with your dilema, it looks like a really cool fish.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:33 PM   #9
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Well I think the tetra did nip the tail off. I think it got a good piece of the brown knife fish to, will this fin piece missing will the knife fish be all right?
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:45 PM   #10
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I really don't know anything about knife fish, I know when my angels scrap or get fins ripped they grow back. BTW cool pics in your profile ablumn! Very interesting fish.
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Awesome thanks!
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