Still looks bare!! :(
After Armageddon occurred in my tank awhile ago; I had 6 fish that actually survived however, the survivors ruined my plan and now i'm back to working out what fish I want. I had planned on having
8 neon tetra
5 Albino Corydoras
but now I have;-
4 Neon Tetra - I bought last week
1 DG - I bought this week
1 small Platy - Survivor
1 BN Pleco - Survivor
4 X ray Tetra - Survivors
My tank still looks bare and I was just wondering whether I could squeeze anymore fish into the tank.
It's a 12 UK gallon (15US) 24inches long and 12inches high; in case that matters lol
If you are not frequent with the water changes, I would not suggest more than 15"/38 cm of fish in your tank. If you clean the tank weekly with >20% water changes, you could have more with a max of 30"/76 cm (This amount will make the tank look too full). I have been keeping 44"/110 cm of fish in 20 gallon High for more than a year with no problems ( 20% to 50% weekly water changes, no skipping weeks).
Nope, I'm always on top of my water changes. I do 50% once a week, every week :)
an inch per gallon and that doesnt mean how many inches it is when you buy it it means how many inches is its average adault size but you have a lot of small tetras so if you do lots of water changes about two or more a week you can probaly get away with a guppy or maybe a molly but mollys can be territoriol. so if it was my tank i would add a couple of guppies but make sure they are the same sex because they will breed than the babies will breed and so on.i hope this helped.
I've had guppies before and I weren't a fan, they never bred either :( I also don't like mollies and I think their somewhat brackish :/ but thanks for the replies :D
With a 50% WC, I don't think you will have any issues. Just test the water every now and then especially if you have recently added fish, cleaned the filter, had wide temperature swings, removed/ pruned plants or believe your water supply chemistry has changed. Anytime an event occurs that you believe will have an effect on N (ammonia, nitrite, Nitrate) I would do a water test.
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