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Re: tetras as general dither fish



Jack,

I think we are talking about the same fish, but my Colombian Red-fin Blue Tetras
don't seem to be causing any trouble for me. I'm actually raising a small batch
of these tetras in a grow out tank with apisto fry. The tetras (now 2"/5cm) are
slightly larger than the apistos (1"/3cm) and neither are bothering the other.
Their parents are in a tank with other small community tetras, etc. They (along
with some Black-skirted Tetras) are the largest fish in this tank and there is no
problem here either. Still, I think they are too large for suitable dither fish
for dwarf cichlids)

Mike Wise

Jack Betz wrote:

> Sarah,
>  I had a group of 6 of these Columbia Red Tailed tetras and they were the
> most aggressive tetras I have ever had. They were banished from a South
> American tank to a Rift Lake tank and still managed to get a steady dietary
> supplement of tail fin bits. They went back to the local shop with the
> africans when I switched the tank over to discus. I had they about 2 years
> and they were in the 2.5 to 3 inch size range.
>
> Jack
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Wubbolt" <BigJohnW@webtv.net>
> To: <apisto@majordomo.pobox.com>
> Sent: Saturday, December 04, 1999 12:38 PM
> Subject: Re: tetras as general dither fish
>
> > Hello Sarah
> > Your tetra that's called the Columbian "Red tailed tetra"  is
>
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