Serpae Tetras attacking Corydoras

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That's awesome that they will give you store credit for returning the fish! That way you will have some time to do your research on new fish before pulling a trigger on the next type of fish. Sorry that the serpaes didn't work out, they really are beautiful fish, but so it goes sometimes...
 
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I keep reading more about the serpae tetras, and all I hear is that people get more of them and get live plants and then the tetras are fine. But I have 16 and a well planted tank! Did I just get a mean batch of serpaes??
 
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That's awesome that they will give you store credit for returning the fish! That way you will have some time to do your research on new fish before pulling a trigger on the next type of fish. Sorry that the serpaes didn't work out, they really are beautiful fish, but so it goes sometimes...
Yes they are very pretty, I have been doing some research for the past week because I noticed the fin nipping.
 

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Ember tetras are a lot smaller than serpaes. 30 of them would be less body mass than 16 serpaes.
 
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👍. Any opinions on rasboras. Ive heard of chili rasboras, harlequin rasboras, and galaxy reasboras. Are they peaceful? I think they are
 

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Harlequin rasboras are the biggest of the fish in your list. They are very peaceful, as are the two slightly smaller lookalikes Hengel's rasboras (Trigonostigma hengeli) and espei's/lambchop rasboras (T. espei).
Galaxy rasboras are roughly the same size as ember tetras, though they tend to like harder water. Also very peaceful and need a large group as they are quite shy.
Chili rasboras are the smallest of the three; tiny fish. Being so small, you could have a huge group.
 
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Thanks for the help and ideas everybody, I have the serpaes separated (in a breeders box in the same tank) I will take them in tomorrow. Im thinking of what fish to replace them with and am open to any other ideas!:)
 

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Thanks for the help and ideas everybody, I have the serpaes separated (in a breeders box in the same tank) I will take them in tomorrow. Im thinking of what fish to replace them with and am open to any other ideas!:)
I think either harlequin rasboras or ember tetras. If you go with harlequin's go with 15 or so, and if you go with embers go with 30-35 if they have that many.
 
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