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redchigh 01-08-2011 10:11 AM

Stocking 10 gallon South American
 
Petco has tetras on sale for $1, so I might as well go ahead and stock this tank already!

Any ideas?
I'm thinking maybe 6-7 neons and 6-7 silver tip tetras.. (I already have 3 green cories) I know I could stay on top of water quality, plus neons really don't work with the 1 inch per gallon since they're so slender. Body mass is really more accurate.

Would cories bother the neons? Their mouth is big enough... Would silver tips bite anyone? I hear their fin nippers, but there aren't any guppies or bettas in the tank. :P

willow 01-08-2011 11:29 AM

ooo sounds nice,
corys wouldn't bother the neons at all,
don't know about the others apart from possible nippyness .

Byron 01-08-2011 12:31 PM

I would not recommend Silvertip Tetra for a 10g, they need a bit more room (profile gives long 15/20g as minimum) and a slight current, easier in longer tanks. Although people do it, I would not put any of the medium tetra in a 10g, the dwarf species work better. I knew a doctor years ago who had a lamp in his waiting room with a base that was an aquarium (if you can call a 1-2 gallon circle of water an aquarium) with 4 neons; poor things.


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