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03-10-2013, 12:27 AM #1
Ideal number and type of tetras for a 29g with a GBR and corys.
Like the title says I plan to have 12 small corys a GBR and want tetras that can live with the GBR and not end up a snack. Filtration wise I've got enough for tank twice that size and while it will be planted with lots of driftwood; substrate and background wise it will be black with ample lighting so I want a nice school that will really pop out. Regular neons seem a tad on the small size and I've had so many before I'd like something different I can order them from my LFS or go with that they have any advice much appreciated.
03-10-2013, 12:46 AM #2
You've got 3 threads going on this tank - might be easier if they were combined in one.
I have 7 Colombian and 6 serpae tetras in my 30 gal with a GBR and 6 cories so from experience I can tell you there is absolute harmony. I also have a dwarf gourami (one of my first fish) and a Bristlenose pleco. Very pretty and harmonious tank. This tank might be a little heavily stocked to suit most but I do 50% weekly W/C and never have nitrates above 15 - 20 by w/c day. If you went with 2 tetra schools I'd cut down to one type of cory and keep the number at 6 - 8.
There are a lot of tetras, however, to choose from. Many here like the emperor and the priselas (sp).
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03-10-2013, 01:08 AM #3
+1 to fishmommie on her suggestions. To add some other's that are usualy available and hardy, you could go with Lemon's, Head and Tail Lights, Bloodfins, Rosy and Black phantoms. All get a little bigger and their shape, except the Bloodfins make them hard to swallow.
Her numbers are right on to, if your considering one or two schools.Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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03-10-2013, 04:24 AM #4
I got a little carried away with the threads lol. Thx for some more solid advice I'll probably see what I can find around here locally if I don't find any I like maybe I'll order some emperor or red phantoms I'm gonna keep it to 1 school most likely. Now I just need some info on my plant thread and I'm golden!
03-10-2013, 06:39 AM #5
Most tetras except the smallest ones will work.
or perhaps silvertips:
or maybe pristella: