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Re: Mixed species tanks?

Subject: Re: Mixed species tanks?
by Coralline on 3/11/2013 11:15:57

I think there's a big difference in mixing species that could eat or be eaten by others, and mixing species that are no threat to each other.. In the average home aquaria big enough for angels and extra fish, the example of angelfish and neons is a problem waiting to happen, whereas larger species of tetra are too big to be viewed as food would be perfectly acceptable, I do believe fish know the difference between larger fish that will and won't eat them. Off on a bit of a tangent, but there are many varieties of 'cleaner' fish and shrimp that will confidently approach much larger species and remove algae/parasites from the body or mouth of animals that could quite easily eat them!