Compatiability Failure :p
Oi! So I got a Betta a little while ago, and named him LB (Little Buddy). Bought him a 10g tank, and wanted some tank mates with him. So I did some research and decided on getting some tetra's, and ended up with Silver Tip Tetra's as a spontaneous buy. I didn't do any research or anything on that particular species, and I probably bought a few two many (8, though currently 6 have survived so far). Did my research once I got home and everything looked great! They were supposed to be fairly mild mannered, friendly fish. WRONG!! They're constantly chasing each other, nipping fins, and two of them seem to bully the rest around!! Though yesterday I noticed the biggest one had part of his tail missing, serves the bully right!! Any way they leave LB alone for the most part, but every few days or so I noticed LB's tail and Dorsal fin seem a little more ragged and a little less healthy. And lately he's been not quite flaring (no gills, but the fins are spread) all the time. He's pretty agitated, I'm hoping its not the move (I just moved into my girlfriends place last weekend, so the heat has been a little unstable) stressing him out.
Any way, for those that that are thinking of Silver Tip Tetra's as tank mates. DON"T do it!! I've been having nightmares with mine. I want to keep them, but at the same time I need to get them out of my 10g with the Betta. I have a 65g tank in storage right now, but I still need a light, a new canopy and a heater before I can put fish in it.
Any one have any cheap ideas?? I definitely want to get some cory's (just 3) for LB, but then the question is what do I do with the Tetra's, short of giving them away or flushing them?
Last edited by dramaqueen; 02-09-2011 at 08:02 PM.