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Old 10-14-2008, 05:27 AM
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Hi I have a 52liter/14 gallon i was wondering what fish I can keep in it i was thinking about tetras if anybody has some ideas please write down how big the fish is also the PH and how many I can Keep
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:19 AM
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That's a good size for a school of Cardinal tetras,( maybe 9) and five Corys. Of course, that is assuming the tank is cycled and stable, and you'll be doing weekly water changes...
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:43 AM
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A school of 6-7 of the medium tetras would be close to max in your tank. I have found w/ the tetras I have they school a lot less then my danios. They kind of hover in the tank unless something stimulates them. I only have 3 neons because 7 of them died during QT. I was drained treating my betta for fin rot in another tank during the same time so I have not replaced the neons that died yet. Neons are very delicate in my opinion. Neons can get tetra neon disease which can not be cured. Nothing new though as far as disease goes because even the disease that can be cured supposedly is hard to cure because fish seem to be immune to antibiotics when they come from the fish store. Neons like a PH of about 6.5 and soft water. They can grow to about 1 to 1 1/2 inch. Each fish can vary on the type of water they thrive well in so it would be best to match the water you have to what the fish you would like thrive best in.

My dainos schooled in a pair of 2! Now I have eight. They are wild.

Is your tank cycled? Do you want more then one type of fish? If your water is right perhaps a school of 5 of the small tetras like the neons (my neons poop very little compared to the bigger tetras) and maybe 5 of another small tetras you would like. That would be a bit over stocked but if you do weekly WC's it should be fine.

This might help you decide: http://www.tropicalfishandaquariums....tras/index.asp
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Morning Sharon . I was working on my post when you beat me to it!!
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:08 AM
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Morning!!! Reading your post got me thinking...I've read so mant posts here and elsewhere about Neons being problematic. I've had absolutely no problems...they're as tough as nails! I wonder...my ph is very low and water is soft. Maybe they are tougher under certain water conditions....
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5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
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10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:59 AM
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Yes Bernie my PH is 7.5 not ideal for them. From what I have read if they are not wild caught they have been known to acclimate to a higher PH and do fine. My fish stores water parameters are not stable, they admit it. Where I bought 7 of my neons they fed them every 3 days a load of food. Their poor bellies were so fat they looked unhealthy for weeks because their bellies were stretched. The poor little neons go through **** in my area. It took me owning neons to realize not all fish thrive well in my PH.

Do your tetras school much? If so which ones do?
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20g- 6 leopard danio,2 glofish danios,4 whiteskirt tetras,shrimp & neritas
10g- ramshorn & pond snails,3 neon tetras, cherry shrimp
10g- QT tank-empty
2.5- QT tank- nerita,amano,anacharis
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