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They're nothing compared to reds. I wish I knew that before I traded my Terns for Reds. Far less skittish. Remember though... every fish is different.
 

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My yellow nattereri acts pretty much the same as the other types of pygos in my shoal. He is the largest and has claimed more territory in the tank but the others will defend their territory just as vigorously. I dont think he eats proportionately more than the others, they all are very good eaters. I dont think my shoal is skittish and the same stimulus causes the same reaction within the shoal, and when spooked the shoal will all group together. My yellow and my little red are the most adventurous, both coming to the front of the tank when I wave to them. My personal opinion is that people tend to exaggerate their fish and how they act. Maybe it is that I try to enjoy my fish and not over analyze them so I dont notice a huge difference in the pygos, viewing them more as a shoal. There is however a large difference in pygos vs serras.
 

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grosse gurke said:
My personal opinion is that people tend to exaggerate their fish and how they act. Maybe it is that I try to enjoy my fish and not over analyze them so I dont notice a huge difference in the pygos, viewing them more as a shoal. There is however a large difference in pygos vs serras.
I share your personal opinion.
 

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From my experience they are not skittish, I had 4 large terns with a 10" red and it tormented the crap out of him. The terns were 11-12.5in. They weren't skittish when I had them. I only had them for a month or so before I sold them. There appetite are like caribe, with out the frenzy.
 

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grosse gurke said:
My yellow nattereri acts pretty much the same as the other types of pygos in my shoal. He is the largest and has claimed more territory in the tank but the others will defend their territory just as vigorously. I dont think he eats proportionately more than the others, they all are very good eaters. I dont think my shoal is skittish and the same stimulus causes the same reaction within the shoal, and when spooked the shoal will all group together. My yellow and my little red are the most adventurous, both coming to the front of the tank when I wave to them. My personal opinion is that people tend to exaggerate their fish and how they act. Maybe it is that I try to enjoy my fish and not over analyze them so I dont notice a huge difference in the pygos, viewing them more as a shoal. There is however a large difference in pygos vs serras.
couldn't say it any better..
 

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This topic was split. If anyone has any more advice for scarfish enter it below. If you want to debate with Frank and Nate, use the new thread.
 

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Xenon Posted on Apr 9 2003, 07:50 PM
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This topic was split. If anyone has any more advice for scarfish enter it below. If you want to debate with Frank and Nate, use the new thread.
Yes please join Nate and me. I need help with translations.
BTW Xenon, I'm enjoying these emoticons.
 

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Heres a good example. I have a 6 to 7 inch ternetzi who picks on my 8 to 9 inch caribe or any other fish for that matter. Remember I have 25 total. 4 ternetzis, 19 reds, 3 caribe. But a smaller red about 5 to 6 inches wont take crap from any fish. So its totally based on the fish rather the species unless it is a territory issue. Then I believe some fish are more territorial than others so that is taken in as aggression.

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