Originally Posted by kathymalaspina
Byron thanks for the info. Do you mind making me a list of fish that will go well in that tank with the number I should have for schooling. Only musts for me are corys. I love them. Thanks.
There are so many, i suggest you browse through our profiles. Tetra are under characins, and there is data on minimum number, minimum tank, compatibility, water parameters, etc.
There are also some good fish in the cyprinids, among the rasbora which are often viewed as "tetras" not because they are at all related but their habits, needs, behaviours, compatibility, etc is so similar.
The minimum number is just that; always have more when space is available. If you find some species you might like, I would be happy to offer any suggestions on numbers beyond what is in the profiles. Corys also need groups, minimum 5 if just one species, again more is better. If you want 2 or more species, there are so many (over 150 so far), I would try to have no less than 3 of each species, with say 3 or 4 species for a total of 9 to 12 in a 30g. Or you culd have 5 and 5 of two species, or 4 each of 3 species, etc.