Want to add another species to my 4 ft tank
At the moment in my 4ft tank I have 10 neon tetras, 6 guppies (2 male, 4 female), 4 platy's (not sure of sex) and an algae eater which I never see.
They're all pretty calm fish doing their own thing within their species. I want to introduce another species but I'm not too sure which.
The two fish I've been looking at were either Sword Tails or "Neon Danio's" (google doesn't come up with much).
The Sword Tails are on special and relatively cheap so I was thinking of buying maybe 10 or so of them.
And these Neon Danio's are cheap too, and again thinking of buying 10-13 of them.
How would either species react with the other fish? I quite like the calmness of the tank I have no and would not want to stress out the fish I currently have in there.
Apart from the sword tail and danio, are there any other calm fish I could introduce into the tank? I quite like small fish so would like to keep the theme going.
Last edited by Aeonflame; 03-18-2012 at 05:19 PM.
Unless you have a plan of action you are going to end up Knee deep in fry, mollies and guppies can really reproduce when they get into the swing of it. Also as swords are livebearers they will only add. I have kept danios and they are easy enough, pretty fast fish. I would recomend 3-5 bolivian rams, they are cute, quirky and peaceful. I currently keep mine in with mollies and there are zero problems.
What are the dimensions of your tank so we can work it out in gallons? Also if it is a large tank I would suggest doubling your neon tetra shoal size. They do much better in larger numbers.
Oh and welcome to the community, I see it is your first post!
My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
At one point in time I had a very similar stock to yours in my 40 gallon. I have now carried over that same stock into my new tank and added eight cories (great species to watch and are very peaceful). Silvertip tetras are also a good addition in my opinion. I have some swordtails (about 5) and they some times give a small chase to my school of neons.
EDIT: I forgot to add that considering you have guppies in your tank, you may want to be sure that whichever specie you get isn't a fin nipper.
EDIT AGAIN: It's 4 ft so i'm guessing it's either 75 or 90 gallons.
Last edited by enzof9; 03-18-2012 at 05:10 PM.
You being a new member it is questionable whether you should be posting links to any comercial site. I say spam
New members are not allowed to post links to commercial sites. The urls have been removed. Everyone here is familiar with swordtails and neon tetras, so they were unnecessary.
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If you want swordtails, then go for it but I don't think I'd be adding 10 of them.
Maximum size (min-max): 10.0 - 12.0 cm ( 3.9 - 4.7 in) You will max out the space in your tank within a short time with all the livebearers.
We already have our favorite fish stores where we shop.
Sorry guys, honest mistake. I should have read up the rules. I'm in no way affiliated with the company I posted links to.
I live in Australia, and imagining majority of the active members here are for the states, ordering fish from down under wouldn't have been feasible any who
I'll need to measure the tank width, but going from rough googling the tank is about 250 odd litres, or 66 gallons.
I'll be buying another 10 neons because i love watching them swimming around in a school.
I'm on the run at the moment but when I settle down I'll post more info about my tank.
Thanks and sorry for the hiccup,
What kind of algae eater do you have?
By neon danios, do you mean Glofish? Just an FYI: danios are definitely not calm... they are constantly moving. They can stress some fish out because of that.
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Its important to figure out whether you have a true Siamese Algae eater or a flying fox. As the flying fox matures, it will become semi-aggressive and it has been known to suck the slime coats off of fish.
Me being the noob I am I didn't consider the large number of fish which come under 'algae eater'. I just have a common pleco.