Thread: Tetra in my tank
06-18-2014, 04:11 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Tetra in my tank
I have a tank set up with correct temperature, a filter, plants, and hide-a-way decor.
Either today or tomorrow my tank will be ready for the fish as it is going through the nitrogen cycle.
My tank is a 20 gallon long with a filter that I was told can filter up to a 40 gallon tank but I'm not sure on the brand or anything else.
My plans for my tank are a school of neon tetra(6-9) and a school of black kuhli loaches(4 or 5). I also want to get one or two more types of fish for this tank since those fish alone won't take up a lot of room. I was thinking bloodfin tetras(around 7), ghost/glass catfish, or anything else really. The problem I see with ghost catfish is that they like to be in schools of 5+ and I was told I should buy around 10 since some will die anyway. I don't really want to do that since this specie is $6-8 each. Plus I think anymore than 3 would overstock my tank. Are there any types of tetra, or maybe danios or platys, that look good with the neon tetra. I understand they don't school together but I would like the fish to complement each other in my tank.
Also, I read on petsmart.com that tetras eat frozen worms and flakes. Which one would be better to feed them?
06-18-2014, 04:16 PM #2
How did you cycle your tank? Are you sure it will be done cycling today or tomorrow?
A 20g tank is really not that big and you might want to stay with one or two groups of fish. I suggest 10-12 each of the neons and the bloodfins, plus the loaches.When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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06-18-2014, 04:19 PM #3
I would avoid the glass catfish- you can't really support them.
I like black phantom tetras...they contrast nicely and aren't that nippy when they have a big enough school. Glowlight tetras are nice too.
You could go with a few male platies or a bunch of male guppies. If you mix the sexes, you will have too many fish in short order.
Just think of fish that stay small (~2''), and you should be ok with one more school. No angels, arowana, common pleco, etc20 gallon with a male betta, neons, glowlights, and red cherry shrimp. (work in progess) Recently added a few LIVE plants and driftwood, Woooohoooo!
06-19-2014, 05:35 AM #4Junior Member Guppy
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Platies come in almost any colour of the spectrum and they're small and get along with tetras.