Tetras with Angelfish

Gamer

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I want a school of tetras in my next tank with a few angelfish. Only I want a tetra that will not be small enough to fit inside a fulll grown angels mouth and a tetra that will not possibly nip at an angels fins.

What do you recommend?
 

Tom

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Currently I have an angel with 6 lemon tetras. They don't bother anything except when they prove who is leader of them. My angel does fine with the tetras and the tetras are a flat bodied type of fish so the angels mouth wouldn't be able to swallow one at all. The tetras also grow to be about 2".
Tom
 
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Gamer

Member
Lemon tetras, eh? Those sound interesting. And I don't think I've ever heard of them until today but I'll keep them in mind. Hopefully at least one of the fish stores near me has them in stock so I can observe them.
 

shishun

Member
juz find a shop tat sells tetra at 1 and 1/2" or 2inch"
I have glowlight tetra withmy diamond scale angel.. and the angel nv bother it
 
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Gamer

Member
Yeah glowlights I've considered as well as bleeding hearts and penguins. After reading about the lemons though I think my heart is now set on them. So I'll get a school of those.
 

wolfman21

Member
I would recommend glowlights and pristella tetras. They should be fine with angels. If you want a big tetra, get an emperor tetra, that won't be able to fit in an angel's mouth
 

chatony

Member
what about cardinals?
 

azzman

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Ive got 5 black neons in with 3 angels, there not the best looking
fish but they do school and no worries with the angels.
 

Allie

Member
I've got diamond tetra in with mine with a few neons. The diamonds get 2.5" and are peaceful...so they don't nip at your angels
Diamond tetra profile
http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_diamondt.php
 

Barbrella

Member
I kept a school of Head-and-Taillight tetras with my angelfish. They were big enough not to be eaten, but didn't nip the angels' fins.

They also made excellent target fish for when my angels spawned, but are fast so they never got hurt.
 

Tom

Member
chatony said:
what about cardinals?
The only problem is, if the angel is too large and the cardinals are small enough, the angels will eat them. But if the angel is still small and the cardinals are a good size, they will be fine together in the tank.
Tom
 
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Gamer

Member
Well, I've decided (after all this time). I got serpae tetras! Yes, I had in mind that they're a tetra that could possibly nip at my angels fins but so far there has been none of that. The serpaes don't even think about it and they move out of my angels way when they see the more aggressive two coming.
 

capekate

Member
just don't try long fin black skirt tetras tho... man my angels really attacked them and they were not small tetras either!
~ kate
 

Barbrella

Member
Serpae tetras are known fin-nippers, especially as they mature, so keep an eye out.
 

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