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Old 05-04-2014, 12:12 PM   #1
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Why do my red eye tetra chase each other around?

I have 6 of them in my 10 gallón QT tank and they chase each other around, should i be worried or are they just playing around?
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Just playing around
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Old 05-04-2014, 04:59 PM   #3
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No not playing around, they are determining a hierarchy. Nothing to worry about
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:06 PM   #4
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Theyr seeing Whos the boss of the group?
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Theyr seeing Whos the boss of the group?
Exactly.
They are shoaling fish and as such, they establish a pecking order.
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I agree with all of the posts. I have kept Tetras for years and that is pretty much how they act. They are establishing a pecking order in a somewhat playful manner. Wolves, for example, do the same thing. Just don't cross the BIG guy!
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In that small of a space they're just jockeying for territory, once you let em loose in the big tank they'll be fine..
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Ya in a few weeks, i got them a few days ago. theyrs 6 in a 10 gallón QT, i want to buy 5 rummy nose tetras today before they go out of stock. Can i put them with the red eye?
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Can i put them in??
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:49 PM   #10
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Thats a lot of fish for a 10g QT. You can do it if you do daily water changes, but otherwise your parameters will get out of whack pretty fast.
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Thats a lot of fish for a 10g QT. You can do it if you do daily water changes, but otherwise your parameters will get out of whack pretty fast.
^yup I agree. I think you should wait a bit
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