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emwalt 11-04-2008 02:27 PM

Only 3 danio's?
I have a 20g tall with 3 zebra danios and 2 platy's. Should i add more danio's or is 3 enough cause i know that they are a schooling fish

iamntbatman 11-05-2008 02:08 AM

I would add more. They should be in a group of at least six in order to thrive.

emwalt 11-05-2008 10:12 AM

i just added 2 platy's a couple of days ago. how long should i wait until i add more danio's?

iamntbatman 11-05-2008 12:07 PM

Has the tank already been fully cycled? How are your water parameters (ammonia, nitrite, nitrate)? If the tank is fully cycled, you should probably wait a week or so before adding more danios. If the tank is still cycling, I would wait until the cycle is complete before adding any more fish.

emwalt 11-05-2008 12:37 PM

ph-7.4, ammonia-0, nitrite-0, nitrate-5. I've never tested for hardness though i don't know if that's something i need to be testing for or not. Those were tested yesterday after having my fish since Monday.

BTW lost rocks, can't wait for the new season.

frmrgrl87 01-24-2010 06:17 PM

I have three GloLight danios. For about three months, these were the only danios I owned. Two days ago, my little sister talked me into buying her three zebra striped danios. Once I acclimated the fish to the tank and let them go, they instantly schooled with the GloFish!

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