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post #1 of 3 Old 02-18-2007, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
Is it too risky to cycle the same fish twice?

I'm planning on upgrading to a much larger tank and used platies to cycle my current tank. Is it dangerous to use the same fish to cycle with? By that I mean too stressful.

Also, these are the fish I'm planning for in a 36 or larger gallon tank:

8 assorted platies
10 neon tetras
2 dwarf gourami
2 honey gourami
1 albino or chocolate bristlenose
cherry red shrimp

How would that work?
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-18-2007, 10:34 PM
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As long as the fish are not stressed and are in excellent health conditions, then I have no doubts for them to be used for cycling.

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-18-2007, 11:28 PM
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Yeah if they are in good shape i dont see why you couldnt. I have before with out loosing them.

55 Gallon community tank
8 bronze cory
3 peppered cory
4 black tetra
1 clown pleco
1 farowella
1 dojo loach
2 ottos
i dunno how many ghost shrimp

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1 neon dwarf Guarami
7 neon tetras
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