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    hello my name is stephanie. i have a 55 gal. tank with 15 neon tetras, live plants and artificial plants a huge wood ornament. I just recently lost my ghost fish jack had the tank to his self so now i'm looking for some fun tank mates for my neon tetras. Thanks so much for your input.

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    Are loking for a couple big fish or ado of small fish? What species of live plants do you have? How long has this tank been setup? What food do you use? What lights do you have?
    Last edited by aquariumlover10; 08-21-2014 at 01:24 AM.
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    Is the tank cyled?
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    Hello and welcome! Some good questions already asked. It helps us help you. Are you looking for more schooling fish or a few single or pair fish to compliment the neons?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    Yes I am looking for schooling fish. I'm also looking for a good clean up fish something that won't out grow my tank (55gal.) I'm thinking about corydoras. Thanks for any input

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    looking forward to more rapid river videos - showmebutterfly A little late, but congrats MOTM! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on 3,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 A Cory for Mr 3,000 - steeler58 you could be famous! - SeaLady 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daffy61duck View Post
    Yes I am looking for schooling fish. I'm also looking for a good clean up fish something that won't out grow my tank (55gal.) I'm thinking about corydoras. Thanks for any input
    Be aware that cories are not a clean up crew. At least not a good one. Sure they'll eat food that falls on the substrate if they find it. But they won't eat any waste. They would need to be fed too, I use sinking pellets for mine. Shrimp or snails would be better "clean up" crew. Keeping a good maintenance schedule with a good gravel vac would make a clean up crew unnecessary.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    i'm looking for small schooling fish that would be compatible with the neon tetra. my light source is from my local pet store it's 32w 120v floramax light. After my Ghost knife fish died i removed all plants 50% water change because i didn't know what he died of gravel was also swept i hope that was enough. The tank has been set up for 5 years . so the only plant i have currently is bamboo and artificial plants I'd like to have some type of creeping plant that could carpet the bottom of the tank in areas . I've been doing research on the possible plants but the ones I'm interested in require c02 I'm not sure about. Jack the ghost fish was given bloodworms , flake food, pellets, and on occasion neons I know but he loved them anyway. I hope I answered all your questions i'm still learning one thing i have noticed is that i don't check the water quality on a regular schedule. Thanks for your input

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    Well, you've got lots of options.

    Rummy nose tetras
    pretty much any other tetra
    Cherry barbs
    Hatchetfish
    Some of the smaller loaches if you want something on the bottom
    Cory cats for the bottom as well

    That's just a few options.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

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    If you post in either the "Beginner Freshwater" or "General Aquarium" forum you will get more answers.

    Maybe a mod can move this thread?
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