Serpae tetra scaring cories?

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Serpae tetra scaring cories?

Post by MattHunt » Sat Apr 07, 2018 21:48 pm

Hi

Originally I had 5 Serpae in with 6 three striped Cory and all was fine.

I then rehomed 2 random Cory and all seemed good.

Then I lost 2 Serpae due to velvet so I restocked to 7 Serpae in total to prevent aggression.

Over the last 48 hours I have barely seen my Cory and they are sticking close to the cover of wood and plants.

Is it likely to be due to the Serpae? Would adding a few more Serpae help or should I rehome them?

Thanks

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RE: Serpae tetra scaring cories?

Post by PJN » Sat Apr 07, 2018 23:18 pm

What's all the water parameters? Was any shop water added to the tank accidentally?

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Serpae tetra scaring cories?

Post by MattHunt » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:33 am

Hi

No we poured fish into net and then transferred.

Parameters: were to e but can retest for here.

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RE: Serpae tetra scaring cories?

Post by plankton » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:16 am

What are the "random" corys?
Unless the serpae have been pecking at them at feeding time, they should still be ok........
If at first you don't succeed....
...get someone else to do it! :D

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RE: Serpae tetra scaring cories?

Post by MattHunt » Sun Apr 08, 2018 21:23 pm

[quote="plankton" pid='8629' dateline='1523179016']
What are the "random" corys?
Unless the serpae have been pecking at them at feeding time, they should still be ok........
[/quote]I was told that they were a Delphax and a spotted. The Delphax could be correct but not the Spotted as per my other thread. However the two newcomers are in with 6 three striped Cory.

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RE: Serpae tetra scaring cories?

Post by plankton » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:08 am

New additions do tend to hide at first unless it's a large group at once. That may affect the ones that are already there, especially if there are other changes as well.
Give it a couple of weeks and see what happens.
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