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Old 08-06-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Mean tetras

Hi I have five long finned tetras that nip each others find. I just got some julli corys and now they are being super mean to them. How do I stop this?
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What type of tetras are they? How many do you have? What size tank?
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And temperature? Water parameters? % of water changes? Water changes per week?
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My money is on skirt tetras and a <20G tank
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:34 AM   #5
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Hopefully they aren't longfin serpae tetras.
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My money is on skirt tetras and a <20G tank
On the profile it's a 5g with 5 "long finned tetras" and a clown Pleco plus the cories
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On the profile it's a 5g with 5 "long finned tetras" and a clown Pleco plus the cories
Problem solved
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They are long finned in a 5 gal why problem solved?
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Temp is at 76 degrees and I do a fifty percent water change every other week
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They are long finned in a 5 gal why problem solved?
They need more like a 30g tank as well as the clown Pleco in a small space they might become more aggressive. And with a clown Pleco I would do 50% water changes twice a week
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They are long finned in a 5 gal why problem solved?
They need more room then that or they will become territorial, plus the plecos high bio load is really not suited to that tank
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Tank is waaaay to small especially with the high bioload pleco in there. Altogether those fish need a minimum 30 gallon. If you're looking for fish suitable for a 5 gallon you could really only go with a beta or a pea puffer or two
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Tank is waaaay to small especially with the high bioload pleco in there. Altogether those fish need a minimum 30 gallon. If you're looking for fish suitable for a 5 gallon you could really only go with a beta or a pea puffer or two
I'd only do a single pea puffer in a 5g
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Tank is waaaay to small especially with the high bioload pleco in there. Altogether those fish need a minimum 30 gallon. If you're looking for fish suitable for a 5 gallon you could really only go with a beta or a pea puffer or two
+ 1 on the beta an puffers
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Ok what about platys?
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I live in a small town with minimal selection
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Ok what about platys?
There bio load is still pretty high an there breeders
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Would you be replacing your current fish? Platies have a high bioload and should be put in a ten gallon. If you removed your current stock guppies and shrimp will be a option
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Betta's are the most common fish that I know of, often sold in little cups sadly
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There bio load is still pretty high an there breeders
Even just two of them?
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