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  1. #1

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    0 Not allowed!
    Currently re doing 55 gallon planted community tank with a little bit of driftwood. With regular water changes

    Haven't added new fish in a while but currently have 2 bloodfin tetras and 5 orange von rio flame tetras (actually only had them for a couple months). Will be restocking the tank soon and was hoping to fill the tank with the following fish

    2 bloodfin
    5 orange von rio flame
    5 black neons
    7 glowlights
    9 neons
    5 black phantoms
    5 corydoras
    1 small pleco

    I know this is slightly overstocked, but is it managable? I really like the looks of tanks with a lot of different species of tetras

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    I don't think you will be overstocked, you do need to up your schools though as all the species you have listed do better in schools of at least 6.

    Maybe drop one school, lets say Glowlights and try this:

    8 Bloodfins
    8 Von rio
    8 Black neons
    10 Neons
    8 Black phantoms
    6 Cory's
    1 sm Pleco

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    Definitely at least six of each. Steeler's list looks good to me...
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
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