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Can I mix types of skirt tetras?

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  1. superbutterfly12

    superbutterfly12 Well Known Member Member

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    I'd like to get some skirt tetras, is it ok to have say 3 glofish ones, 3 white and 3 black skirt tetras?

    I know they are the same species...but will they realize that and school together?
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    If they are the same species, they should school together. Color doesn't prevent them from recognizing conspecifics.
     
  3. superbutterfly12

    superbutterfly12 Well Known Member Member

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    Thanks, wanted to double check. I have chickens...and they are terribly racist and do not care they are all the same species. They pick on the two that are a different color.
     
  4. weiji

    weiji Member Member

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    you surely could but unfortunately according to my observations on my black skirt tetras, it is not a schooling kind of tetra at all. on the contrarary they will sometimes pick on each other to fight a bit. the only time mine stay in a school is when i turn off the light at night and they will stay in school for a while before they are used to it.
     
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