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Jason - 2004-12-01
i have 4 of these lovelies and they are really playfull they always play around and they are really awesome kind of fish they are really one of a kind tetras

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Amanda - 2004-11-30
to all of you that have tetras i did an experiment for high school on them and i found out that the X-ray tetras like the dark better then light. that is just a tip for all of you that have them so u know what your fish likes. i think that all animals should be treated in a great manner. i love pets to death/animals

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kim boward - 2004-11-28
For 7 years now I have had a community tank with Neons, black neon, and serpae. Up till 2 months ago I had a serpae for 5 years. At present I have a black neon 4 years old. Serpae are very hardy and comical, especially when young. Would recommend this fish to anyone.

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Anonymous - 2004-11-23
These fish are very easy to take care of, and are not very needy at all. Great for beginners!! They have a nice see through texture. Truly a beautiful fish.

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Dude - 2004-11-02
My fish are extremely dudish thanks to the global warming!

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Ann - 2004-10-09
I had two of these to start and they lasted a long time until they died a few days ago (stress from moving). I bought four more to replace them and they seem to be doing well with the other fish, although they love to nip at each other.

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zeid al-kilani - 2004-10-06
nice fishes. i love them when they all swim together, an irresistable view. i had three and they are still carrying on, but i think im going to buy alot more. i think 10 or 15 is pretty good on a tank with other fishes like black tetras, guppies, and mollies

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zeid al-kilani - 2004-10-06
i got a silver dollar nice fish easy to notice with the aggressive face. i bought one 3 or 4 days ago and it seems nice. i was afraid cause of the the other fishes; gourami`s, oscars, chiclids, but seems he is fast enough to run and hide. still the parrot fish is fast enough to reach him but has become peaceful. im planning to bring a partner for that silver dollar. i think i got a male silver dollar.

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Chris S - 2004-10-03
I have kept Leporinus fasciatus for about 5-6 yrs. I got a pair of them (2 really), not knowing how to distinguish the gender! ;)
I would strongly suggest that if soomeone purchases leporinus fasciatus, to get more than one. All of the aggression from this fish is between the 2 of them and in 5 yrs they have not harmed each other but seem to quarrel regularly. Many descriptions of this fish describe them as sluggish or lazy. This is strange because they are the most active fish i have kept and they are very long lived from the looks of it. I cannot stress how hardy they are.
My fish are under the care of my sister now, in a one hundred gallon. Almost every time she cleans the tank or vaccuums it, one of them leaps out to incredible distances. I am serious, 12 feet was the last distance last week. It seems impossible, but true!
Varied diet describes what they eat more than herbivoeous. The various descriptions of this fish are very old for reference and do not seem to ever get updated because they have been available in the hobby for decades. Great fish !!! mine are 7 inches each and they seem to do a crazy courtship-type dance that is tough to describe. No breeding here yet though!
But I sure hope they breed! :)

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Richard Garcia - 2004-09-05
I inherited a 70 gallon tall tank from my mother in law and there were two Serpaes in it at the time. After the initial move one was obviously stressed and became ill. Within about a week it was healthy again (Used an ick treatment), and after a month his fins were back and bright(they are the long finned variety). Ive since added 6 more in groups of three, the first batch was bought from a new LFS whos water quality was admittedly poor, the second from a LFS the has a great reputation, the first three died, the last three are thriving. A very beautiful community fish with a lot of personality and not the least bit shy. They will nip fins but are not overly aggressive. I definitly recommend the long fin variety.

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