How much fish is too much fish

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I want to add a few white skirts and serpas since I need to complete their communities...but given what I have in there already, how much fish is too much?
 
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Great..I'm pushing 5 or 6...
 
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Bah! I'm just going to leave it alone than...if it aint broke don't fix.
 

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Aside from mechanical aspects. To say that about fish is inaccurate since they are prone to change in any progressing situation. Just because they are working now doesn't mean they will be in 2 hours. Fish arn't "Broke" they are improperly cared for.
 

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That's certainly one aspect.

But there are MANY aspects, including the subject matter at hand for this thread. "Fixing it" refers to adding more fish - fish that aren't needed.

Me? I don't want to add live plants to my tanks because they are not broken and they don't need fixing.
 

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Fixing it means removing fish from the tank, that is what I suggested isn't it? I could swear that's what rehoming means? We already cleared that no more fish need to be added. But there are several incomplete schools in the tank, the schools need to be reduced and the ones left need to be increased in individuals.
4 lamp light tetras, 1 Rosy Barb, 6 black skirt tetras, 3 White Skirt, 1 Serpae Tetras, 2 Albino Cory, 2 Pepper Cory and 1 pearl.

all but the skirts need more members. I would drop the serpae and barbs at least. Keep one of the cory schools and up it to 6-8 and then get 1-2 more pearls.
 

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Oops, I thought he meant he was not going to add any more schools. I think I confused this with another thread - easy to do on the phone.

I had this thread in mind, for some reason
 

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Your white skirts likely school with the black skirts, so I would only get your serpaes and lamp lights to a school of 6. Consider rehoming your rosy....they can get nippy, and all those skirts will be irresistable.
BTW: I haven't seen pristellas in years. Lucky you!
 

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Serpae are far more nippy then rosy barbs(not nippy at all imo.) People need to just stop thinking all barbs nip, just because tigers do doesn't mean they all do. Rosy and Golds are two very calm species of fish, bottom line. Serpae tend to be right there with tiger barbs.
 

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I agree - barbs are no nippier than tetras.

When I moved my serpae school to the tiger barb tank (because they were very nippy), the tigers showed them the true meaning of nip. The tigers killed 2 of the tetras immediately and beat up the others. That was the only incident I had keeping them together. The 7 that survived never nipped again...
 

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Jaysee said:
I agree - barbs are no nippier than tetras.

When I moved my serpae school to the tiger barb tank (because they were very nippy), the tigers showed them the true meaning of nip. The tigers killed 2 of the tetras immediately and beat up the others. That was the only incident I had keeping them together. The 7 that survived never nipped again...
Like an episode of Scared Straight?
 

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It was utter chaos - a complete brawl. And then it just stopped abruptly and I never witnessed another fight.
 

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ha my serpae tetras killed my school of tiger barbs. I have had some that don't nip at all and others that's all they do . I guess it depends on the fish
 
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This may sound weird...that serpae tetra actually is hanging with the persilla tetras often. The whites do hang out with the black skirts (no race riots going) and the Rosy barb...although he can be a jerk come feeding time, he's actually pretty friendly with the rest of the others. He doesn't nip as often as he used to.

I've decided against putting in new fish.

I'm just going to focus on working on my in law's tank now that they had some fish died...new thread!
 

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