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prashant - 2012-02-16
I think these fish are only for begineers, good fish but chasing one another. White cloud mountain is better

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Anonymous - 2004-10-07
I Love these fish they have a good personality, like when my Bala gets scared and swims into the "Cave" he looks at them and looks at you like "I Can take you on, come on!" and stares at you. Good Fish

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Girly - 2012-02-05
COol I found one of my fish too that is really chubby!

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nm123 - 2012-02-02
So what do you guys think of slowing down the production of dyed white skirt tetras in your area

plz get back to me asap

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Chagatai Moto - 2011-11-15
I have 6 serpae tetras and 3 platies, I really enjoy taking care of these fish. Sometimes, my serpae tetras would chase each other and dispute their ranks.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-17
    I used to think they were just playing - tag or something but then I learned it had something to do with the ranking.
  • Moto - 2011-11-22
    These are aggressive fish, sometimes you can see their fins are nipped because of their pecking order. But I think the most important is tank maintanance, I am not an expert fish keeper but I read a lot about tank maintenance, a good maintained tank will keep your fishes healthy and they will live longer.
  • Anonymous - 2012-01-19
    They are not agressive, they just have a strong pecking order.
  • Chagatai Moto - 2012-01-25
    Well, IF THEY ARE NOT AGGRESSIVE, then they can be a good companion for the fishes that have long fins!. .dude.., as we know these guys like chase and nip some guppies and alike., .pecking order is just in their group, but they have the tendency to pick on long finned ones, a PEACEFUL FISH doesn't bother any specie in their tank dude. well you may try some small neon tetra in your tank and some couple of serpae tetra in there..and your neons will be an instant snack by these guys..
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Charles - 2011-03-05
I've had my barracuda for about 2 weeks and in all this time I have never seen him eat? Another observation is he's not very active.

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  • David Brough - 2012-01-23
    Sometimes they can go for several days or weeks without eating because we don't offer what they are used to in the wild. Offer all kinds of live and frozen meaty foods. Try spearing a bite sized guppy or goldfish and putting it right in front of him. Once you can get him to eat something, he will be more likely to eat other things but try a large variety at first to start his feeding.
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Ray - 2012-01-22
My black skirt tetra has been alive for 12 years, what a miracle fish.

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earl ganter - 2012-01-17
i have 2 of thees guys and they get along fine i keep them with 3 golden wonder killifish and have hade no problems. the killis stay mostly on top of the tank so the tetras leave them alone. they school together and its very entertaining to watch them follow eachother around the tank.when feeding them they strike hard and fast. i like em but they have agressive tendencies. would not keep them with smaller fish

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kevin lindstrom - 2011-05-29
I just want to say these are great fish but I did find one of mine with a little neon in his mouth the other morning. So make sure the fish you have are of same size.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-29
    I am sorry. The Bleeding Hearts school really well with their own species. However, they do get large and a neon is just a little fella. Thanks for telling us all cuz we forget or don't remember - or in many cases just don't know. Thanks again.
  • JG - 2012-01-16
    Shocking. Bigger omivorous fish eat littler fish. Who'd a thunk it?
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Melisa - 2012-01-16
I just bought bleeding heart tetras from the Peter re last night. I was told that they would get along fine with my guppies, but they ate all the guppie babies...

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  • Melisa - 2012-01-16
    *pet store
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-16
    It is difficult for many stores - especially the chain stores to actually know and have knowledge as to what fish can be with what fish. What size tank, food, diseases etc. You either need to find a true specialty fish pet store or do a lot of reading. I am sorry this happened to you and I am sorry the advice was wrong and I am also sorry there is really nothing you can do about it. Most people that work in these chains have limited or no knowledge of the fish/birds that are there.
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