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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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Today I stopped by my LFS and they had these Tetras that they called Minor Tetras.

They were nice sized and cost $1.20 each.

I had never heard of them , but I liked them and picked up 10 of them for 10 Gal tank #2.

Their really pretty, kind of a smokey pink in color.

Anyways, after I got home I did a little internet research and finally found a listing of Red Minor Tetras with the latin name, so I Googled the latin name and came up with Serpae Tetra, this I had heard of.

So does anybody call them Minor Tetras or is Serpea Tetra the more commonly used name?

Also what is your experience with them?

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I know them as serpaes, and I took mine back to the LFS pretty quickly, they are nasty little nippers....

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They are nippy, but with a group of 10 of them they will keep the nippiness between themselves. Although the 10 gallon might be a little small for them in the future.
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If this is a planted tank, they ought to turn a beautiful ruby color under good plant lights. 10 is a bit much for a 10 gallon, ut as long as you dont' add any other fish you'll be OK.

They will harass timid fish like cories, but seem to ignore kuhlies and otos.
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