Fin Nippers?!?!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums' started by BorntoReef, Feb 2, 2009.

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  1. BorntoReef

    BorntoReef Fire Worm

    Jan 30, 2009
    Black Diamond, Washington
    Of this list, which would be the most likely to fin nip? Heres a list:

    White Skirt Tetra
    Black Skirt Tetra
    Black Phantom Tetra
    Black Neon Tetra
    Neon Tetra
    Priscella Tetra
    X-Ray Tetra
    Rosy Tetra
    -note: the white skirt tetra is rather large, 2.5"-

    I want to know because I tried guppies and their colorful back fins got completly bitten off, so i put them in Quarantine, then they died :cry:. I would like to get angelfish but i know if i have a fin-nipper the angelfish's long fin would be irresistable to them.
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  3. Catfish Charlie

    Catfish Charlie Astrea Snail

    Feb 2, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    both the black and white skirt tetras are known fin nippers, if you had serpae tetras, (which sometimes are called ((incorrectly)) rosey tetras. Do you have these fish in groups, these are shoaling (schooling) fish and really need to be in groups for each species except the skirt tetras since they are just color morphs of the same species.
  4. ReefPlayground

    ReefPlayground 3reef Sponsor

    Nov 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, California
    I would say the serpaes, (roseys) are the most likely to nip, then the skirt tetras.

    I would be more worried about the angel(s) eating some of the smaller species, such as the neons and black neons.