Animal Stories - Characins


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Claudia - 2008-02-09
I have had my fish for 2 hours. I can tell it likes to school and it is fine with my angel.

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Claire - 2008-02-03
I am the one person who bought three colored tetras; a pink, a blue, and a yellow. But the worst thing is that the pet shop where I puchased them did not even tell me about this until a friend told me and I did not believe him at all. I would have liked that the store personel, who I asked and made a coment how come these are colored, and made a joke do you raise them in food coloring, I got no why these are special or are born this way, cost me 45 dollars, and to know that they may change in a month colors to white that kills me! I called the store and they were not even aware of this. Come on, who is allowed to torture fishes to sell them and let people in the blind of all of this. I am going to try to bring them back even if I am in love with them this has to stop now!

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Maggie - 2008-01-28
I've had mine for at least 3 years, he was about an inch long when I got him. Now he's about 6" and has killed some other fish. He is now being picked on by my red fined loach, especially if the loach is hungry. I'd move him if I could catch him, and have considered giving him away, but I really just want the loach to quit lunching on his scales.

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Susie - 2008-01-21
Bought some of these and they were very peaceful until I added some black phantom tetras. They terrorised the black phantoms and upset some other tankmates. It was upsetting to see them chasing other peaceful fish round the tank, they now reside elsewhere.

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Revli - 2008-01-18
This is great fish. It is so hardy and can be both personality type fish, sometimes semi agressive and many times very peaceful. I have six of them but I just lost 3 of them because my own fault. I mixed them with red belly piranha. But now I have moved those piranha to another aquarium.

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eric - 2007-12-17
I recently purchased 3 of these little serpae tetras. I added them to my tank not really knowing how they would react to it. In my 10 gallon tank I have those three guys, a plecostomus, 6 feeder fish, a white finned rainbow blue shark, and 2 bottom feeders which I can never remember the names of. For the most part my feeder fish and my tetras seem to swim together often, and still maintain their individual schools. Thus far I have had no problems with nipping or any other agressive stories. I have two live plants in the tank so quite few hiding places. For some reason the water in my tank drains naturally even though there are no leaks, which is fine because I don't have to do water changes. With the exception of the plecostomus, all the fish in my tank are about the same size. The feeder fish are quite a bit stealthier then the Tetras so any nipping that might occur won't happen to often. The tetras are also the most recent addition. They are a good fish for a beginner like me. I feed all my fish tetra flake food and that seems to be doing them just right.

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Timothy Thorne - 2007-11-20
I started my tank with four rummy nose, two fair size silver dollars, and an angel that was pretty well beat up by another angel which isn't around anymore. Within the first few days I knew I had to get more rummy noses. Once that color blossomed it was like a party in my tank. Two weeks later I went to the pet store and picked up two gold gouramis. They were out of rummy nose. Two weeks from that I went and grabbed 5 more rummy nose and I can't get enough of their antics. They school beautifully and pull the tank together wonderfully acting like mediators of the big guys, keeping them in line. Using rummy nose as dither fish in this tank of giants has been great, since they warn me when conditions aren't exactly perfect. Next tank...discus, rummy nose

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kathy - 2007-11-16
I have 5 Neons. I love these fish, they are so fun to watch. They are little schoolers. I 4 Glowlights, 4 Goldfish, and 1 clown loach. They all get along just fine. I love to sit in front of their tank and watch them for hours. The neons are good for beginners.

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kathy - 2007-11-16
I had 7 glowlights, but 4 died. I love the glowlights. They just swim and swim. Their fun to watch. I've had all the glowlights for 5 years. The 4 that died could have died of old age.

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kathy - 2007-11-16
I have a Blackskirt tetra. I named him Zippie. He got that name because he zips around the tank. I have Zippie in with my 3 goldfish. They get along just fine. I love to watch Zippie swim. He makes me dizzy. I think the Blackskirt tetra is cool.

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