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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2005, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Discus with Silver Tip Tetras

Anyone ever kept discus with silver tipped tetras? I'm considering a few discus in my tank (100 gallon), but I also have a large school (~30) of silver tip tetras. They are pretty voracious feeders and I'm concerned that the discus wouldn't have time enough to get any food before the swines of the tank sucked it all down. The tetras are very peaceful, just very active feeders. Anyone have an opinion or experience on this?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 12:35 AM
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LOL. I wouldn't do it. If the tetras ate all the food before the discus did, the discus would simply eat the tetras. My angels did that to me.
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I'm with Sarah on a no vote. While I haven't had them in with my discus, I have found that they irritate some of the larger, slower fish (kissers, pearls, and angels). The behavior of the other fish became more natural when they were moved to another tank.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2005, 03:20 AM
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I don't know about Silver Tipped Tetras but I keep my Discus with Diamond and Neon Tetras and I don't have any problems.

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