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DebraAustin
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Joined: 19 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: 2007.01.19(Fri)10:24    Post subject: White & Black Skirt Tetras Reply with quote

Hi,

Was wondering if I can combine white and black skirt tetras to make a school? I like them both, but don't want complete schools of each as that would overstock my tank. (I am getting a new 30 gallon, they definitely won't fit in my 10 gal!). I was thinking three of each.

I have two different species of coryadoras (because I couldn't get another julii when I lost one) and they are happy together. I plan to get them partners of their own variety when I move up to the bigger tank.

So what do you think 3 and 3 or should I stick with the variety I have?

Thanks for your input,

Debra
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2007.01.19(Fri)11:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

As they are the same fish species, I doubt they would really care about the colour differences (That tends to be a human hang up).

But from a purely astet (Looks) point of view, it would probably be better to stick to one colour, can't say they are the best shoaling Tetra I have seen.

Cory's will mix if they aren't in larger same species groups, they are a far more gregarious fish than Black Widows (I use the old name).

Bob

That was aesthetics I was trying to spell Wink
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DebraAustin
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PostPosted: 2007.01.19(Fri)12:40    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Thanks Bob, I was thinking that might be the case. I guess I don't really mind if they don't shoal. I just want a shoal for them should they feel threatened and want to congregate to feel safe. I only have pairs of my fish right now and can't wait until I am able to get a larger tank and can have full shoals of all my fish. I think they will be a lot happier and less timid (althought the tetras are not timid).

Debra
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FiftyCalibre
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PostPosted: 2007.01.19(Fri)20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

black and white skirts are perfectly fine together. They don't really school, more shoal. I had 6 and they just shoaled, but when I added 6 dwarf neon rainbows, they all schooled together and became very active
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