08-14-2012, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by makoy1995
i am planning to add cherry barbs in this tank.about how many of them will do? 10 perhaps?
Hi. Personally, I like the idea of understocking because there is less ammonia going into the Nitrogen cycle nitrifying bacteria so there is less danger of that system being overwhelmed. In my 10G tank I have seven Pristella Tetras ( see picture left), six of them juvenile, and some pond snails, and I'm concerned, perhaps somewhat unnecessarily, about adding anything else. The plants can assimilate loads of ammonia before it gets to the nitrifying bacteria as well.
In any case, I would add that many fish 3 or 4 at a time, to allow the nitrifying bacteria to adjust to the higher amount of toxic ammonia and multiply.
Last edited by equatics; 08-14-2012 at 08:36 AM..