Serpaes And Angelfish????

RainBetta

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Okay.... so I've read some mixed things about serpaes. I know that they are very nippy, but I've read that longfin serpaes are less nippy (seems a little weird to me?) but if longfins were kept in a big enough school, could I keep them with an angelfish in a 32 gallon tank? Or is that tank to small and things will just get out of hand? I've heard very mixed results with putting them together
 

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I personally would not try it unless I had the serpae tetras first and could observe their behaviour. I have kept them with a betta before and they did not nip him, but I also had a different school of them that nipped absolutely everything that moved. The entire lot of them had ragged fins their entire life because they couldn't seem to resist.
 

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Serpae tetras are avid fin nippers unless kept in very large groups. I think that if you upgraded the tank size to around 55 gallons, you could get away with it. But not in a 32.
 
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