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dusted 05-03-2011 10:42 AM

how many fish
Hello, I have been looking at my tank and feel I could add a few more fish. I was going to add 4 neons and 3 head n' tail tetras, what do you think?

20 long planted
8 neons
3 head n' tail lights
2 corydoras

redchigh 05-03-2011 11:03 AM

Instead of adding more neons, I would add the head and tail light tetra, and another cory. Don't add them all at once though, since you're getting pretty close to your max bioload.

dusted 05-03-2011 11:25 AM

Thanks for the help, I will most likely pick up 3 head n tails since my LFS has a buy 2 get 1 free deal and then get the corydora another time.

Byron 05-03-2011 12:12 PM

That will work fine. Later with the additional cory, I would get 2-3 more. A group of 5 is good, and you are OK in a 20g long with the other fish. But you will then be at max. The corys can be same species of mixed, if you have 2 of one species now. you could add 2-3 more of the same, or a different species, but if different make sure the 2-3 new are the same species themselves.


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