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Fin35 02-16-2020 12:15 PM

Ember tetras chase each other?
So I have a school of 10 embers tetras in with my male Betta fish in a 10 gallon. They are super active and all over the tank. The Betta seems to be doing what he normally does, sleeping at the bottom or top of the tank and swimming the tank slowly. Iíve noticed the ember tetras chase each other a little. I thought they were a very peaceful and non nippy group of tetras? Is this territorial or do they play? Iím hoping they wonít get territorial with my Betta, or will they only do it within themselves?

SaraB 02-16-2020 12:27 PM

They will only chase each other.

Fin35 02-16-2020 12:48 PM

Ok, they kind of swim around him, the Pygmy Cory’s might of been better because they stay at the bottom and wouldn’t be as much in his swimming space.

libertybelle 02-16-2020 02:50 PM

As long as theyíre not nipping him youíre fine. Lots of tetras chase and play within a school.

azhwi 02-19-2020 11:39 PM

They do that.
Yeah, I've kept emperor tetras twice. They are a lot like tiger barbs. There's a pecking order and the top dog (usually a male) will harass the others. Apparently, they shouldn't go after other fish unless the school is smaller (below 6?).

Still, they are gorgeous fish. Good luck.

Fin35 02-20-2020 10:54 AM

What Iíve sewn is theyíre leaving the Betta alone and he justvswims right through them like theyíre not even there! Itís not that bad they will just chase for a second.

libertybelle 02-20-2020 01:48 PM

Wait are they ember or emperor tetra? Different fish, one of which is indeed prone to nipping and may eventually give your betta some trouble

Fin35 02-20-2020 02:59 PM

They’re the peaceful fire red/orange ember tetras. It’s been a little over a week and they’re doing fine with my Betta. I don’t see them chase each other as often anymore, they just have figured out their order.

azhwi 02-20-2020 07:39 PM

Lol - I misread that! Okay, yeah, ember and emperor are different.
Sorry! :facepalm:
(Never had embers, but so pretty and cute!)

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