Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Buy & Sell
· Calculators
· Equipment reviews
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Link to us
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

_________________
 
      
        Via paypal

  AC news is a part of
      Nature Blog Network

      Reef Aquarium Blog

Privacy & Ad Policy

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. Default suggestions to add a different school of ten chacarins to a school of neon tetras


    0 Not allowed!
    I have a school of ten neons. Five juveniles and five adults. All doing splendidly.

    I am LEANING toward just upping the school five at a time to twenty - but i am open to ideas for adding a 10-fish school of a different tetra species.

    Any suggestions? I already have the space for a school of ten similar sized fish.
    20gal: 18 neon tetra, ghost shrimp
    5.5gal: 5 glolight tetra
    5.5gal: royal blue/purple butterfly rose tail betta

  2. #2

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Presumably this is the 20g in your signature, presently holding the 10 neons, ghost shrimp, and one dwarf flame gourami.

    My only caution wold be to be careful of the additions, thinking of the gourami. I will assume the present group of neons is not bothering the gourami, as tetra often can do by the odd nip. But adding more fish to the space will change this balance considerably. Many tetra enjoy nipping if provoked, and the space around them can be provocation, as can other fish, water conditions, etc.

    Byron.
    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Gods Country, Eastern High Sierras, California
    Posts
    8,085

    Awards Showcase

    No Message - RiversGirl New fishys - SeaLady Congrats on 7,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 TGIF! - Taurus TGIF! - Taurus 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Yes! TGIF - Compass TGIF Back at brother. ;-) - Taurus It's almost beer:30. - Taurus Here's a neon :) - rebecca_finny 
    Thanks for all the good info lately--have a donut! - WhistlingBadger Congrats on 7,800 posts! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Returning some of the treasure you've brought to the forum. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    We ALL need more fish.  That's why we're here! - WhistlingBadger T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF Lee :-) - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

    Default


    3 Not allowed!
    Adding ten more Neon's will only make them feel more secure, go for it!!
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

  4. Default


    1 Not allowed!
    + to Steeler1 Since you have room I'd up the numbers. They will look fantastic as well
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  5. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    IF you have the space i'd say the more the merrier, 10 neons would be best but if you really want something else you might want to look into pencilfish, i got a few and they're among my favourite fish.
    They're really fun to watch and they are really social, they used to school with my neons from time to time and they really never cause any trouble.
    15 Gallon Tarantula tank - Completed. - 1x Lasiodora parahybana
    55 Gallon South-America tank - Neverending. - 10x Nannostomus trifasciatus, 4x Corydoras aeneus, 2x Megalechis thoracata, 2x Acarichthys heckelii
    15 Triassic tank - Planning started. - Possibly a healthy group of Triops cancriformis

  6. #6

    Default


    2 Not allowed!
    Do realize there's about half a dozen different species of pencilfish in the trade and the smallest are awfully close to bite sized for a gourami. All will appreciate some surface cover like floating plants

    Personally I don't think a 20g would do justice to a second shoal of 10 in the midwater. I'd say increase the neons group

  7. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    thanks for all the suggestions folks. all things considered, i think i will up the school of neons to 20 total...5 more juveniles at a time. the gourami minds his own business. he only used to mess with the corys i used to have in this tank when stealing their bottomfeeder pellets. moved them out.

    if the new neons and gourami have issues with one another, i have takers for the gourami. either way, going to baby these fish and give them full water changes weekly (as i already do) since the tank will be fully stocked.

    thanks for the pencil fish suggestion though. i'll look into them for a future tank! they look pretty cool.
    20gal: 18 neon tetra, ghost shrimp
    5.5gal: 5 glolight tetra
    5.5gal: royal blue/purple butterfly rose tail betta

  8. Default


    1 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    The smallest are awfully close to bite sized for a gourami.
    You're right, i forgot about the fact that a gourami was inside the tank.
    15 Gallon Tarantula tank - Completed. - 1x Lasiodora parahybana
    55 Gallon South-America tank - Neverending. - 10x Nannostomus trifasciatus, 4x Corydoras aeneus, 2x Megalechis thoracata, 2x Acarichthys heckelii
    15 Triassic tank - Planning started. - Possibly a healthy group of Triops cancriformis

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •