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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:41 pm Post subject: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 Hi,  
 Can  I  keep  8  sarpae  tetra  with  5  african  long  finned  tetra  in  a  fully  planted  28  gallons  tank.  
 Are  these  fishes  compatible  with  each  other.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:29 pm Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:38 pm Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 Serpae  tetras  are  notorious  fin  nippers.  So  I  would  say  no!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:52 pm Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 Basically,  the  rule  is  1in  fish  per  gallon  of  water.  But  on  ehas  to  consider  the  personality  and  maximum  size  of  the  fish.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:03 pm Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

                                                   
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Basically,  the  rule  is  1in  fish  per  gallon  of  water.  But  on  ehas  to  consider  the  personality  and  maximum  size  of  the  fish.                

 Maverick,
 Can  you  please  explain  your  above  post?  Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:10 pm Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 Thanks  Nayak  for  suggestions,  but  school  of  8  for  sarpae  tetra  may  reduce  the  fin  nipping  activity.  I  have  seen  them  together  in  a  LFS  in  a  heavily  planted  tank  and  just  loved  it  like  anything.  
 
 Even  if  the  suggestion  is  no.  I  may  change  my  point  of  view.  What  else  i  should  look  for  instead  of  African  Long  finned.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:33 pm Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 Ok.  I  am  telling  this  from  my  experience.  I  know  of  two  types  of  serpae  tetras  1.  Normal  type  2.  Longfin  type.
 
 Once  I  bought  three  normal  types  and  they  used  make  the  life  of  my  black  marble  angel  hell  with  constant  nipping  non-stop.  I  finally  had  to  remove  them.
 
 At  my  LFS  I  saw  long-finned  ones  kept  with  angels  and  the  LFS  guy  told  me  that   the  long-finned  ones  will  not  nip  at  any  anything  specially  if  kept  in  groups.  Hence  initially  I  bought  3  and  now  I  have  3  more  (just  bought  them  yesterday  Very Happy  )  and  there  is  indeed  no  fin-nipping  now  or  then.  Though  very  rarely  I  find  a  loner  getting  separated  from  the  group  and  trying  to  nip  at  the  long  flowing  fins  of  my  angel  without  actually  doing  it  and  its  perfectly  harmless.  I  am  totally  okay  with  it  as  my  angels  do  not  get  stressed  by  such  acts.  
 
 Now  its  up  to  you  to  decide.  I  have  no  idea  about  African  Long  Finned  Tetra.  I  feel  its  not  always  the  compatibility,  its  the  temperament  which  varies  from  individual  to  individual  of  the  same  species.  These  fishes  might  be  of  the  curious  type  which  gets  nippy  when  kept  lonely  but  minds  its  own  business  with  its  own   types  when  kept  in  groups.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:22 am Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

                                                   
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Ok.  I  am  telling  this  from  my  experience.  I  know  of  two  types  of  serpae  tetras  1.  Normal  type  2.  Longfin  type.
 
 Once  I  bought  three  normal  types  and  they  used  make  the  life  of  my  black  marble  angel  hell  with  constant  nipping  non-stop.  I  finally  had  to  remove  them.
 
 At  my  LFS  I  saw  long-finned  ones  kept  with  angels  and  the  LFS  guy  told  me  that  ┬áthe  long-finned  ones  will  not  nip  at  any  anything  specially  if  kept  in  groups.  Hence  initially  I  bought  3  and  now  I  have  3  more  (just  bought  them  yesterday  Very Happy  )  and  there  is  indeed  no  fin-nipping  now  or  then.  Though  very  rarely  I  find  a  loner  getting  separated  from  the  group  and  trying  to  nip  at  the  long  flowing  fins  of  my  angel  without  actually  doing  it  and  its  perfectly  harmless.  I  am  totally  okay  with  it  as  my  angels  do  not  get  stressed  by  such  acts.  
 
 Now  its  up  to  you  to  decide.  I  have  no  idea  about  African  Long  Finned  Tetra.  I  feel  its  not  always  the  compatibility,  its  the  temperament  which  varies  from  individual  to  individual  of  the  same  species.  These  fishes  might  be  of  the  curious  type  which  gets  nippy  when  kept  lonely  but  minds  its  own  business  with  its  own  ┬átypes  when  kept  in  groups.                

 
 Robero  once  these  (both  fined)guys  get  settled  they  start  nipping  and  chasing  each  other,  they  tend  to  become  a  menace  to  other  peaceful  species  in  the  tank
 
 @Maverick  kindly  preview  your  post  for   spells  checks  before  submiting
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:27 am Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 read  this  http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk/content.php?sid=3782
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:55 am Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 I  too  will  support  nayak  sir
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:12 am Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 @aquariumer
 
 Actuallly  the  first  batch  of  long-fin  serpae  tetras  has  been  in  my  tank  for  10  months  now  so  I  would  take   it  that  they  are  settled  in  my  tank.  Its  also  there  in   my  friends  tank  with  angels.  Obviously  they  are  tagged  as  notorious  fin-nippers  in  practically  every  aquarium  website  so  may  be  I  was  lucky  enough.  I  am  just  saying  from  my  experience  and  I  am  talking  about  long-fin  serpae  tetras  not  the  regular  ones.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:29 am Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

                                                   
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Thanks  Nayak  for  suggestions,  but  school  of  8  for  sarpae  tetra  may  reduce  the  fin  nipping  activity.  I  have  seen  them  together  in  a  LFS  in  a  heavily  planted  tank  and  just  loved  it  like  anything.  
 
 Even  if  the  suggestion  is  no.  I  may  change  my  point  of  view.  What  else  i  should  look  for  instead  of  African  Long  finned.                

 No  problem,  Sandeep.
 
 You  are  not  the  first  nor  likely  to  be  the  last  person  who  will  reject  a  solicited  fact  if  it  does  not  match  your  opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:45 am Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 Dear  Nayak,  what  i  meant  was  "the  rule  is  1inch  fish  per  gallon  of  water.  But  one  has  to  consider  the  personality  and  maximum  size  of  the  fish."  For  example,  the  tank  requirements  for  a  community  fish  &  african  mbuna  are  different  even  though  they  may  be  of  similar  sizes.
 
 Emmanuel,  took  the  note.  thanks.  Smile
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Dear  Nayak,  what  i  meant  was  "the  rule  is  1inch  fish  per  gallon  of  water.  But  one  has  to  consider  the  personality  and  maximum  size  of  the  fish."  For  example,  the  tank  requirements  for  a  community  fish  &  african  mbuna  are  different  even  though  they  may  be  of  similar  sizes.
                 

 That  is  all  very  fine.  But  how  does  your  general  reply  answer  this  specific  species  related  question  below?
 
                                                 
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 Hi,  
 Can  I  keep  8  sarpae  tetra  with  5  african  long  finned  tetra  in  a  fully  planted  28  gallons  tank.  
 Are  these  fishes  compatible  with  each  other.
                 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:37 am Post subject: Re: Sarpae tetras with African Long Finned Tetra Reply with quote

 @Maverick  Since  you  are  new  here  in  this  forum,  I  would  like  to  inform  you  that  this  is  a  quite  serious  forum  we  all  here  address  serious  issues  related  to  hobby  and  try  to  add  value  by  each   post  so  your  general  information  of  1  inch  and  so  are   know  by  almost  every  one  here.  Reply  only  if  you  have  something  relevant  to   the  thread,  here,  its  not  about  vomiting  information  which  you  have  and   increasing   the  post  count  .  Take  it  positively.
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