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Old 07-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Fish will not school

I just bought 7 red minor tetras and 6 high black fin tetras and put them in my tank yesterday and they won't school together and I don't know why
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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They need to get settled in first
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I also have a pitbull Pleco and a Platy and one other fish I can't identify right now.
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How long would settling in take?
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It takes a few days for them to settle in. Do you have a picture of the mystery fish?
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I'll post one ASAP
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Schooling Tetras

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Tetras school for protection. If they don't feel threatened, they naturally swim in a looser group. You must have a very comfortable tank, with good water conditions. The fish don't perceive a problem.

I'd say keep up the good work.

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Tetras school for protection. If they don't feel threatened, they naturally swim in a looser group. You must have a very comfortable tank, with good water conditions. The fish don't perceive a problem.

I'd say keep up the good work.

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Ok I just thought they were supposed to school. I wish they would but oh well
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same thing is happening to my neon tetras. i got 13 neon tetras about 1 month ago. as of today, they still don't school together
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You think if I put four female betas in they'd school
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #11
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You think if I put four female betas in they'd school
betas really don't affect the schooling fish. if anything, they threaten and stress out the fish and might cause them to move together if that's what you're referring to. but in the long run, i wouldn't put four bettas in the same tank, just my two cents
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You think if I put four female betas in they'd school
Probably not. The bettas don't really care about different species of fish and will generally harass each other instead.
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It really depends on how big you tank is and the female bettas shouldn't harass the other fish to much
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I just bought 7 red minor tetras and 6 high black fin tetras and put them in my tank yesterday and they won't school together and I don't know why
That's odd. Try to get odd #'s of schoolers they seem to do better that way..
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My tetras never or barely schooled. When I re did the tank to kind of mimic the wild; they started schooling. They don’t school all the time but I find that they school just b4 or after feeding time and small water changes. The tank is low ph about 6.1 the temp is 27celcius. I believe that they will school when threatened, but also when they are happy.
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