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    Yes I finally got my new BP tetras and I love how on of them forgot about it's shoal and joined my neon tetras lol .but I do have one concern and that's is with my male black phantom's long fin will my neon tetras nip it away or will he be ok.

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    They will be fine. I have never known a neon tetra to be nippy, they are one of the most peaceful fish in this hobby. The black phantoms are peaceful too and as long as they are in a proper sized group they should not be nippy either.
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    they both are in shoals of 6

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    6 would be the minimum. But as Honey Badger said, neons are peaceful and so are the black phantoms.
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    + 1 to both HB and Strider, you won't have to worry about your Neons being nippers. I would up the Neon school to at least 10 though.
    Last edited by steeler58; 09-08-2013 at 04:25 AM.
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    Agree. And I would get 2 more Black Phantom.

    The dorsal fin of the male phantoms does often get "torn." Don't worry about this, it is normal.

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    I was going to get 2 more but my money my was short I will get some next time .but wouldn't 10 neon tetras 8 BP tetras (these are fish I will get in the next couple of weeks )6 cory catfish and 8 marble hatchet fish be over stocked for a 20 gallon?

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    Yes you could be overstocking your tank, thats why keeping your BP's at 6 and hatchets at 6 it could work.

    Six minimum will work for both species, Neons thrive better in bigger schools is the only reason I suggest 10 for them.
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    I will have to suggest more hatchets, this species does much better with more, I would not go below 8. Neons at 10 is fine, but Phantoms at 8. Corys 5-6.

    Stocking is often misunderstood. It is not simply a matter of numbers of fish in a certain volume of water. The species of fish makes a big impact, in terms of their behaviours and traits. Then there is the environment--how the tank is aquascaped, plus the water parameters and conditions. All these factor into the number of fish that a tank can support.

    Then there are plants. Floating plants will benefit all these fish, not only by water quality but shading the light.

    I will expand to explain if you ask.

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    All's I'm saying is (unless I've mixed up my threads,LOL); Mike only has 20g here to work with and wants a variety of fish.
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