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bkv1 11-06-2011 02:12 PM

Glowlight Tetra

After reading up a little on this fish I decided to add some to my main tank. I bought six yesterday and currently have them in quaratine in a ten gallon. The concern that I have is that they are going to kill each other in the next 21 days. I can't believe the aggression I'm seeing. I know six is the minimum recommended number. However, I didn't want to overwhelm my ten gallon quarantine tank by adding more. I'm also aware that these fish really need at least 24 inches in length. They'll have four feet in their permanent home. In the meantime, what to do about th aggression? Add four more to an already crowded group?

Calmwaters 11-06-2011 05:50 PM

Do you have any plants in the tank they are in? If not adding some will help.

bkv1 11-06-2011 07:29 PM

Yes. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Calmwaters 11-06-2011 07:53 PM

Please don't take this the wrong way but are you sure it aggression? I have never had the glowlights but from what I have read they are peaceful fish. I do have neons and black tetra and they sometimes chase each other around but they never touch each other.

bkv1 11-06-2011 10:04 PM

I appreciate your suggestion, so no worries. What I saw was definitely some type of aggression. However, it seems to have sorted itself out now. I thought that it might, but was also concerned that I was asking for trouble with less than ten of them.
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Calmwaters 11-06-2011 10:19 PM

Well good I am glad they are mellowing out.

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