10-25-2010, 12:34 PM
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I miss read your post sorry. I thought you had a 48 gal. tank. For a 12 gal. you would be way overstocked. schooling fish are nice for a tank that size like 6 and maybe 1 of the following.Dwarf cory, 2 Ghost shrimps or 1 mystery snail for a bottom clean up crew. If you do not go with schooling fish then maybe some male endlers which are smaller then guppies or all male guppies. platies are big waste producers and mollies and swordtails get to big for a small tank that size. If you added females you will get so many babies you will not know what to do and have to get another tank for them. If you rehomed some of your fish you can do a speices only tank and get a small group of dwarf cories, or dwarf puffer fish. Just make sure you read up about whatever you get so you know what water and temp. requirements they need.
The stocking rule is 1" per gallon. You have to go with the adult size of the fish. 2" for mollies, 2" for each Honey Gouarmi, 2" for your platies, 1" or so for your tetras. you might want to rehome the molly and platy and just get a bottom cory to keep the bottom clean , Keep the qouramis, 3 tetras. that way your tank will understocked nothing wrong with being understocked.
If it is a little overstocked remember to do weekly water changes of 20-25% to keep the water qty. good.
Last edited by eileen; 10-25-2010 at 12:45 PM..