I Have 4 Serpae Tetras With 3 Corydoras. Is That Wise? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ricosdi2000, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. ricosdi2000

    ricosdi2000New MemberMember

    The Cory's were active until they were moved in with the tetras. Now they are not as active and I am wondering if it was a mistake.
     
  2. kallililly1973

    kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    The Serpae may harass the corys unless you up the Serpae school to 6 or more. What size tank do you have them in and what type of substrate and decorations? Driftwood? Live plants?
     
  3. fjh

    fjhWell Known MemberMember

    What size tank? Parameters? How long ago did you move them?

    Unless you've seen the tetras harassing the cories, I would guess they are timid because of the new environment. Although serpaes are notorious fin-nippers, I've never really seen them go after bottom-feeders.
     
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    ricosdi2000

    ricosdi2000New MemberMember

    I have a 20 gal tank with 2 fake plants and carribean substrate gravel. And 3 different size hollow rocks.
     
  5. kallililly1973

    kallililly1973Well Known MemberMember

    Is it a 20 long or high? I'de add 3-4 more Serpae and 3-4 more Corys. They will then most likely keep to themselves and harass each other instead of other tank mates. I have a 55 with 5 Serpae a Pearl gourami 12 Vonrio tetras some guppies some Corys and a couple other various inhabitants and my Serps have never gone after anyone except their own. Not damaging just what appears "pecking order fun" and i've had them over 2 years. But at the same time my tank is heavily planted so there are blind spots and plenty of cover. Couple pics of my 55 and my Vonrio school:)
     

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    ricosdi2000

    ricosdi2000New MemberMember

    Just to give you an update. I decided to remove the serpaes and put them in 5 .5 gallon tank. Bullies need to be by them selves. :(