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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 11:29 pm 
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Hi does anyone know if it,s wise to put blue emperor tetras in the tank together with angels.
my fish
4 angelfish
1 bristlenose
1 gibbiceps
15 corydoras
the tank is 125 *50*50
or is it too much too add like 10 blue emperors?

Andre


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:18 pm 
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Hi Andre,

Wow, you have a lot of corydoras in your tank! Must be pretty cool to see them swim together and look for food.

As far as blue emperor tetras go, am I correct in that they are one of the more shy and slower-moving tetras? I've had emperors before, but I'm not certain whether they were the same as yours. How big are they? How big are the angels? I ask this because if the emperors are slow and small (and oppositely the angels are large), there is a good chance that a few might be eaten. Right now I have around 20 cardinal tetras that are fairly large housed together with 10 baby Peruvian scalares, and thus far quite a few people have joked about the tetras becoming lunch for the angels in a few months (i.e. Alec lol**). So I think the same situation applies to you as well. Good luck, and maybe go with larger tetras or hatchet fish.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 6:40 pm 
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Blue emperors or Inpaichthys kerri, are probably fine. Bigger mouth full than cardinals.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:03 am 
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Had some Inpaichthys kerri a few years back. For me they were very lively fish and even a little squabbly - certainly the blue males.

As to the altums eating them, well, the altum keepers can better answer that. (Dennis, I was only teasing you).

Certain fish can change in that respect at a given moment. I posted a while back about the UK fishkeepre who had clown loaches.
They turned highly predacious ie piscivorous for him just before they started breeding - unexpectedly.
I never knew a clown loach could get like that.

So it's a risk only you can decide on.... they might live happily together indefinitely.

Good luck.
Alec


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:11 am 
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They grow to big for Altum to try and eat them, unless you get them really small and the altums are really large.

They wouild make a nice addition though and inhabit similar habitats.

Wil had some ponds where he kept both altum and emperors, as well as cardinals and some cats in the Sierra Perija, close to Maracaibo. From these ponds he collected fish for sale at his own LFS in Maracaibo and the local fish market. Unfortunately the farm on which the ponds are located are in an area now invaded by the Colombian Guerilla.

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