Angelfish and Red Eye Tetra Compatibility?

  1. sahmadi Initiate Member

    I was wondering if red eye tetras (or lamp eye tetras), if kept in a school of 10+, would nip angelfish fins? Aqadvisor says they are likely to, but this goes against what I thought tetras were meant to be - peaceful schooling fish...

    Has anybody had success with this? I have 2 juvenile angels in a 55 gallon tank, if that helps any.
     
  2. RogueAgent94 Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to FishLore! :;toast

    From my experience either can easily happen. I find that usually angelfish that have long fins, like veiltails or lacefins, are more likely to be nipped than normal fin angels. I would suggest you have an easy out option if it doesn't work out.
     

  3. e_watson09 Well Known Member Member

    I think it'd work in a 55 with no issues. I'd get around 12 red eyes.
     
  4. snapper Well Known Member Member

    aqadvisor tends to go a little overboard, making every fish out to be a great white shark in terms of aggression. JMO.