Tetras in different schools???

Jimold

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OK, I'm seeing different answers about different types of tetras schooling and shoaling.
Right now I have 10 neons that school really well. It's really fun to watch them move about together.
What I want is another group of tetras that will school by themselves and WON'T school with the neons.
Any suggestions?
 

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I think generally different species of tetra won't shoal/school together. Although, it may happen for species with very similar shape or coloration. So, I guess I would say get a kind that looks completely different and has a different body shape, such as Bleeding Hearts, Lemon Tetras, Black Phantoms, etc.
 

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Any fish that is the same shape and size will school together. An example was when my harlequins schooled with my lemons and my old serpae tetras. It was very beautiful.
Tom
 
Same schooling tetras

I would like to eventually add a group of tetras but I DO want them to school together. I would like to have 3 Glowlights and 3 Cardinals. Would these guys school together because I think that would look really cool.
 
Re: Same schooling tetras

I would like to eventually add a group of tetras but I DO want them to school together. I would like to have 3 Glowlights and 3 Cardinals. Would these guys school together because I think that would look really cool.

It's possible they would all shoal together, but it's also likely that they wouldn't. You really need to have 6 of each specie of tetra, especially the Cardinals. They will feel insecure in smaller groups.
 

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