Anybody Keeping Silvertip Tetra( Hasemania Nana)?

Discussion in 'Tetras' started by Ryan P, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Ryan P

    Ryan PValued MemberMember

    Hi guys,

    just have a few questions with this Species, I have 20 of them on my 60 gallon community tank. Together with other fishes.
    just wondering for those people who keep them how does yours behave?
    I feel some of mine are rowdy than the other, and those who are could be males (more orange-ish in color) they keep chasing one another all over the tank, specially when it's after feeding time. Is this normal behavior? or did I get too many males? Didn't ask my LFS to sex them when I got the group so I don't know the M:F ratio ATM.

    Also is it just a myth about them following your fingers when you put it on the glass of the tank as per Aquarium Coops vids?
    They seem to do it but only before feeding, which I assume all other fish do.

  2. Smalltownfishfriend

    SmalltownfishfriendWell Known MemberMember

    Hi! I have silver tipped tetras... Some are definitely more agressive and nippy than others..
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    Ryan P

    Ryan PValued MemberMember

    ok thanks, just wondering if mine was a wierd bunch or I'm doing something wrong
  4. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Silvertips have complete other "language" than other Tetras. They'll chase each other their entire life. If you'll understand this (no harm is done) they're great fish.
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    Ryan P

    Ryan PValued MemberMember

    Yes they are and love them! was just curious as if I'm doing anything wrong (i.e. too much flow, etc.) Maybe on vids I saw and on my LFS they seems to school better, maybe because of the confined space.
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    Ryan P

    Ryan PValued MemberMember

    And also sharing my experience about keeping CRS on with my Silvertip was not a good idea lol
  7. 2006fuzz

    2006fuzzValued MemberMember

    I bought a half dozen of these fish almost 7 years ago, and there's still 2 of them left int he 30 gallon tank. Hardy fish for sure, and quite energetic :D
  8. Firestarter2018

    Firestarter2018New MemberMember

    Yes. I have 15 of them. They do chase each other around. I have all males, but they will chase females. Sometimes the males pick on each other. They are very fun to watch, and many times they all school together on one side of the tank. I love them.