tetras spawning?

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i have five silver tip tetras,
3 of them are always chasing each other, the other 2 hide behind the heater or filter stem
while the other 3 are chasing, when ther not they all hide in the back behind the grass,
what could this be?
 

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my black skirt tetras have been acting strange lately. Is there any color change? I read about color change after lights out for the fish but one of mine seems to have lost color all together. I also wonder if mine have started spawning. They still school but one seems to chase others around. And I said hey hey hey hey heyhey hey hey i said hey whats going on.
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yes,
for are deep yellow orange,and one is dull grey,
 

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mine are all fine now and it is as if nothing happened. Weird little creatures.
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since mine coloured up i dont know if i want to get rid of them,
but i dont have enough room
 
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only if i hade the money
 

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I was thinking of picking up a cheap setup through the paper or here we have a bargain finder. Some people practically give away tanks with filters and heaters. For 20 bucks have a 20 gallon tank fully equipped. Cycle and start a nice shoal. Think i might do it.
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i know i found a free 25gallon with every thing but i called a little late
 

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These black skirt tetras of mine are really territorial. They do not bug the others but i am woundering if when i added more (the three black skirts) if i added a female. The females are said to be larger but i am no expert so this is all speculation. The one large tetra is chasing all the other small ones away. the large on is less colourful than the others and there is defintely power struggles going on in the tank. You ever seen this or heard of this behavior? They are supposed to be schooling tetras especially with 8 but they don't school at all.
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i dont know about that one, but my tetras dont school either,
my africans do that to, the lite orange one is the ame size ass all the others,
but is domanint by the way he chases every body,
the more tetras the less agression, from what i here,
 

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i think its just the way they are.
 

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I have had cardinal tetras, glowlight tetras and gold tetras- and no problems at all. It might be that I have always had at least 6 tetras, or more. Right now I have 10 cardinal tetras and they are happy together, no fin nipping and I can't tell them apart really- just beautiful little jewels of fish. So it might be the numbers of them, or just an agressive bunch. I had a little feeder guppy that was a complete terror, for no apparent reason. I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with the tetras, they can be such sweet little creatures.

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