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    hi guys. I would like to know if 20 neon tetra would be ok In a 16g tank. the filtration is in the back of the tank it's a sump system

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    Neons like to swim so it might be a bit tight. Personally I would stick to 8-10 at most
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    this is my 55 and the one above is my 16
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    Quote Originally Posted by daimen123

    hi guys. I would like to know if 20 neon tetra would be ok In a 16g tank. the filtration is in the back of the tank it's a sump system
    Yes. I actually had 40 in my 29 gallon with no other fish, good filtration and lots of plants.

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    As long as you don't go putting other fish in that 16 gallon, your neons will be ok. Keep an eye on the ammonia if you put all of them in at once. Test and be ready for water changes until the BB catches up to your bio-load.
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    it will be neons and cherry shrimp. is that still ok?

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    Shrimp will mostly not handle any ammonia spike; they require very good water - you should consider adding Neons slowly (over weeks.) Inverts do not generally handle toxic chemicals very well. Wild Neons need very clean water but tank breed are a bit more tolerant - find out which type they sell.

    What is your slump system? That could make a world of a difference.
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    I would assume they are not wild caught cause they are cheap I already have 5 neon in the're already. the sump is built into the back of the tank so it is 40cm high and about 40cm wide and about 15cm deep. my tank is the aqua one aquanano 40. I have the original cartridges in there plus I put filter floss and a bag of ceramic noodles.

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    Do you currently have fish in either of your tanks? Where I'm going with this is, is your other tank cycled? If so, you could move some of the seasoned media over to the smaller tank but if this is not the case, no point in talking about it here.

    Almost all neons are wild caught. There's only a few Asian fish farms that breed them. They're all imported.
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