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    I've got a newly cycled 35G tank with a Fluval 305 canister filter. After about 2 weeks of cycling, I finally hit 0-0-40ish and did my water change...then out to the LFS! I ended up coming home with 15 Glowlight Tetras, which are doing excellent. They've been in my tank for 10 days now and swim everywhere in their little school. I'm keeping my water around 79 degrees and PH is around 6.8.

    I'm off to the LFS again tomorrow in hopes of finding them some tankmates. I would like any suggestions to fish that would go well with glowlights and strive in the water parameters that I currently have. I'm leaning toward adding 15 Cardinal Tetras tomorrow and then 6 Cories in a few more weeks, but may change my mind. Any suggestions to fill my tank would be appreciated!

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    cardinals are delicate little things. if you can find them any of the following should do great in that tank:
    red blue tetras
    rummy nose tetras
    ember tetras
    Buenos Aires Tetra
    xray tetras
    cherry barbs
    harliquin rasboras

    i am personaly a fan of the red blues.... they have wonderful color. i almost bought them up instead of congos but they are too small for my tank lol.

    any ways a nice school of any of those, and a smaller school of corries would cap that tank off nicely.
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    I'm a fan of all the fish genocidex suggested. I love my red and blue tetras (aka Colombian Tetras) They will get larger, however, than any of the other tetras on the above list.
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    Genocidex, gave you some great suggestions, here's are a few more to add to your list, that would work well in a tank your size and with your Glowlights:
    Rosy tetras
    Black phantom tetras
    Black neons
    High spot rasbora (Rasbora dorsiocellata)

    Cardinals can be sensitive but with your lower pH and slow acclimation they should do fine.
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    even with my lower ph i had issues keeping cardinals, i think i lost 1/3 while in QT lol thats why I dont like them lol.
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    I wonder if i plant one of my tiger barbs would the demon seed grow to a full tree?
    gotta love them bunnies!
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    A ph of 6.8 implies soft water as well and that means most south american species would enjoy it. You got the mid water already covered. If the bottom's suitable get some cories, 6-8. You might also want to consider something for the top before you chose a second mid level species (if you'd do so at all).

    On this I think I'd get some pencilfish and then see about the bottom level of the tank. Not sure if I'd even add a second species for the mid level if there's already 15 medium tetras there, rather increase the stock a bit to 20.

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    Godd suggestions all round, though I would be very careful with some of the "larger" tetra mentioned. Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) will reach almost 3 inches, and needing a group of 8 to curtail some possible fin nipping, this is going to fill your 35g tank. It is also known to sometimes eat soft plants. The Colombian Tetra (Hyphessobrycon columbianus) also reaches close to 3 inches, and can be boistrous especially in small spaces.

    Staying with the smaller tetra like the Glowlights and others would be better; they will get along more, and you can have more fish which always makes for a more interesting display.

    The pH at 6.8 is excellent. Any idea of the hardness? GH is even more important for soft water fish. You can get this number from your municipal water supplier. Some of the fish mentioned will definitely be better in softer water, so knowing the GH can be helpful in selecting fish species.

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