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post #1 of 10 Old 02-26-2010, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Could I/Should I add more fish or leave asis

I have a 20 gallon high cycled tank with a few live plants and tuns of fake plants to provides lots of hiding places and caves. I do plan to replace all the fake plants with live ones slowly over the next few weeks.

Right now I have 2 dwarf gouramis, 4 Golden Pristella Tetras, and 3 corys. Should I add a few more tetras and corys? If so how many? Thanks everyone!
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post #2 of 10 Old 02-26-2010, 06:17 PM
Hi! I would add 4 more tetras and 3 more corys to that tank!

Phil :)
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post #3 of 10 Old 02-26-2010, 11:02 PM
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agreed, all tetras like to be in shoals of 6.....same with the corries
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post #4 of 10 Old 02-26-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Are ya'll sure thats not too many? 16 fish sound like a lot for a 20 gallon.
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-27-2010, 03:42 AM
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Nope, that's not too many. You should be just fine. I would add them in two batches though so as not to overload your filter.

4 8 15 16 23 42
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post #6 of 10 Old 02-27-2010, 02:52 PM
That would be ok because tetras produce so little waste that you can keep quite a few of them in a tank

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post #7 of 10 Old 02-27-2010, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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I added 2 more tetras and 2 more pepper corys. I think thats all I'm going to ass as anymore would be a really full tank since its a 20 tall not long. But I love having 6 tetras rather then the 4, looks nice!
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-27-2010, 05:44 PM
Very nice you should post some pictures!

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post #9 of 10 Old 03-05-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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I finally got around to take pictures, so here you have it! 2 red dwarf gouramis, 6 Gold Pristella Tetras, and 5 pepper corys.

(My big boys, such strange fish, they love to hang out in the little cups (candle holders) and prefer wafers to pellets)



(Whole tank)


(Another of the tank)
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post #10 of 10 Old 03-05-2010, 04:06 PM
very nice!

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