when fish forget to go to school

batboyNovember 16, 2005

well I baught these three fish in the stor they were all togther in a schoolthen I put them in my tank and they spread out then 1 died so I got so more but the same thing happend

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what kind are they? how long have you had the aquarium set up?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2005 at 10:08PM
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almost 1 year rummey noses

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 6:25PM
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woeisme(z7b NC)

Most small tetras do well in groups of 8 or more. I find IME they usually school at night or when the aquarium lights are off. They usually stay in schools when there is a potential threat, like bigger fish. Not that the fish will necessarily eat them, but it is potentially a threat. When they feel more "secure" they tend to spread more or pair.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 9:28PM
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ok, so you hvae had them for a year and you just bought some replacements, right? and these have also died, right? all at once?

i never had these fish so i don't know if they are sensitive or prone to anything.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2005 at 10:40PM
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lynn_d(Z5 PA)

My experience with them is the same as Woeisme is saying. Once they are comfortable and feeling secure they don't seem to shoal as often. They got about their business until they feel threatened or I turn the lights off. When I check them in the morning I usually find that they are together, I guess they rest that way for the security of it.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2005 at 9:28AM
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