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    I agree with SF. I thought my Harlequin Rasboras were just fine in a school of five, but when I slowly upped it to nine, I've noticed quite a difference in behaviour. I wish I could have even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish
    I do believe you may have 3 healthy tetras, but you will not have 3 thriving tetras. If you upped the school to 9minimum you would see a massive behavioural difference.
    Possibly, but they surely seem thriving to me! I did a lot of research and not all tetras are the same..some require more or less than others as far as schooling goes. Diamond tetras are an exception to what seems to be the "norm" here.

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    When I had diamond tetras, I noticed a big difference in their activity levels once I increased the school size from 6 to 9. They even started breeding once I increased the school size to 9

    If you increase your school size to about 9 you will see what everyone has been talkign about.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff
    When I had diamond tetras, I noticed a big difference in their activity levels once I increased the school size from 6 to 9. They even started breeding once I increased the school size to 9

    If you increase your school size to about 9 you will see what everyone has been talkign about.
    I see what you're saying but I only have a 16 gallon tank so upping my tetras to 9 seems to be irrational. I also have 6 glofish and I think the combo is working nicely..so I don't agree that it's necessary to have atleast 9 tetras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish
    Forgot to add: MLB I'm sure your harleguins will be very healthy and look good, but I would bet on it that if you doubled the number of them you would find that they are definatley happier and acting more naturally :)
    I had 25 in my old tank and they looked incredible. Once they got comfortable, they gained purple-ish hue. Probably the most impressive schooler I've ever kept.

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    So we are all talking from experience, having kept the small number of 6 then increasing it to 9-13-20-whatever. You have only kept them in a 'school' of 3, I use that word very loosley when talking about 3 fish. So don't you think that we may all actually be giving you good advice here? But hey, your fish, your tank your decision
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish
    So we are all talking from experience, having kept the small number of 6 then increasing it to 9-13-20-whatever. You have only kept them in a 'school' of 3, I use that word very loosley when talking about 3 fish. So don't you think that we may all actually be giving you good advice here? But hey, your fish, your tank your decision
    Indeed and after thoughtful consideration.. I have increased my diamonds to 7..ridding my tank of other species..and I have to say..it's working greatly!

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    Yay! Your fish will thank you. I'd get 2 more if possible
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    Merry Christmas Douglas - Taurus Please enjoy this holiday hog! - Trillianne Have a super christmas! - Aeonflame Congrats on 1 year! - andreahp Congrats on 1 year! - jeffs99dime 
    Happy One-Year! - Rue Happy New Year! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 No Message - 850R Now THAT was a nice quiet beer... But now that we have had another... Let's go break stuff!! :-P - 850R 
    Thanks for the rep/compliments! - mojosodope Thanks for the rep the other day, cheers - Cliff ...they go with snow, right? - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
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    Glad to hear that you chose to do that, you won't regret it
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    Quote Originally Posted by CosmicStar
    Indeed and after thoughtful consideration.. I have increased my diamonds to 7..ridding my tank of other species..and I have to say..it's working greatly!
    That's great news

    You won't be sorry you did that.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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