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Red Eye Tetra mix well with Neon Tetra's and catfish ?
Old 08-11-2007, 03:44 PM   #1
 
Red Eye Tetra mix well with Neon Tetra's and catfish ?

Hey guys, i just got my first aquarium like last week. All my fish are doing well. All 3 red eye tetra's live in a 5.5 gallon tank. They look great. I was thinking of adding a few more fish and i was wondering if adding perhaps 5-6 neon tetras and 1 catfish would be okay ?
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:31 PM   #2
 
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Well the tank has yet to cycle so it likely not a good idea to add fish yet.
How big is the tank? A catfish would be in deep trouble to put in the tnak right now as it hasn't cycled and ammonia is really bad for them as well as nitrites.

Take a look at THIS and hopefully it will help you keep the fish you have in good health until the cycle is done.
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Old 08-11-2007, 04:45 PM   #3
 
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Well the tank has yet to cycle so it likely not a good idea to add fish yet.
How big is the tank? A catfish would be in deep trouble to put in the tnak right now as it hasn't cycled and ammonia is really bad for them as well as nitrites.

Take a look at THIS and hopefully it will help you keep the fish you have in good health until the cycle is done.
Oh, well some stuff i read on the web is that after 1 week its usually fine to add more fish. I also used this type product that helps speed the cycle. Maybe i can add 1 or 2 more fish ? instead of adding like 5-6, because i'm really anxious to add more fish.

Also.. is it true that Red Eye Tetra's and Neon Tetra's don't mix well ?
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
 
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Maybe i can add 1 or 2 more fish ? instead of adding like 5-6, because i'm really anxious to add more fish.
Welcome to Fishforum.com.

Don't add any more fish until you finish cycling.

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Also.. is it true that Red Eye Tetra's and Neon Tetra's don't mix well ?
Only if the tank is too small to allow both of these species to swim around. A 5.5 gallons is too small for more fish.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:13 PM   #5
 
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Maybe i can add 1 or 2 more fish ? instead of adding like 5-6, because i'm really anxious to add more fish.
Welcome to Fishforum.com.

Don't add any more fish until you finish cycling.

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Also.. is it true that Red Eye Tetra's and Neon Tetra's don't mix well ?
Only if the tank is too small to allow both of these species to swim around. A 5.5 gallons is too small for more fish.
So its already 1 week passed, i'm guessing i wait 2 more weeks ? So after how many more Red Eye Tetra's should i add to addition to my current 3 red eye ? Because my 3 red eye are acting bully'ish.
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Old 08-11-2007, 09:15 PM   #6
 
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So its already 1 week passed, i'm guessing i wait 2 more weeks ?
You have to wait until cycling finish. The time cycling finishes will vary. No specific date is imprinted for cycling tanks.
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So after how many more Red Eye Tetra's should i add to addition to my current 3 red eye ? Because my 3 red eye are acting bully'ish.
You cannot add any more fish to a 5.5 gallons. These are schooling fish and will appreciate plenty of swimming space which a 5.5 gallons cannot provide. Unless you can upgrade to a 20, then you can't.
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:01 PM   #7
 
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So its already 1 week passed, i'm guessing i wait 2 more weeks ?
You have to wait until cycling finish. The time cycling finishes will vary. No specific date is imprinted for cycling tanks.
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So after how many more Red Eye Tetra's should i add to addition to my current 3 red eye ? Because my 3 red eye are acting bully'ish.
You cannot add any more fish to a 5.5 gallons. These are schooling fish and will appreciate plenty of swimming space which a 5.5 gallons cannot provide. Unless you can upgrade to a 20, then you can't.
alright, thanks. Its just been 1 week with my new fish aquarium and i want to upgrade already, lol. I guess its just the fascination with the cool different fish species out there. I think i might add perhaps a 20-50 gallon tank this fall.
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