Fighter or Cory's first??

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Fighter or Cory's first??

Postby thefishman » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:58 pm

Hi Guys,

I currently have 8 tetra's in my tank and wanting to add a fighter and 4 cory's... is there any preference on which to add first? I hear that fighters can be quite territorial so would assume adding them last would be better?
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Re: Fighter or Cory's first??

Postby Carylnz » Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:51 am

Not sure I would add a fighter to tetras as they will find the flowing fins irresistible.
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Re: Fighter or Cory's first??

Postby thefishman » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:33 pm

Hmm Interesting. When I went to pets at home they had four tanks with tetra's and a fighter along with some bottom feeders and they all seemed to be in good condition.
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Re: Fighter or Cory's first??

Postby miskin » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:41 pm

as with any tank where you intend to have aggressive fish in, put them in in order of aggression, least to most. If you put the most aggressive fish in first and he claims all the tank as his territory, and then another fish joins the tank, it will be seen as invading his territory and will liekly involve something nasty happening... Adding the least aggressive fish first lets him claim an area, then when you add the next fish he will lose some but not all and they should co-exist fine after that. Add the corys next and last the fighter.
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Re: Fighter or Cory's first??

Postby thefishman » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:23 pm

Thanks for your help!
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