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Glowlight tetras!!!! Get them!!! I absolutely adore my glowlights. You can see one in Pitluv's 2nd picture - the fish with the orange stripe. I admit, they don't seem like much to look at, at first. But when they school, it's magical! They also have the smallest bioload of all tetras, so you can get a good number of them.

As for the water - my water has a very high PH and is very hard. They do fine. Most store bought fish can adapt to a variety of water types.
My pH is 7.6, all the types I own are doing great in it.

BUT as I said in my first post, Glowlights are very shy timid fish. But yes, they are gorgeous! I have 3 here, I wish I could get more :(


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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2011, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well here are some pictures of my tank. How is the space in terms of stocking fish?






It's still cycling (almost done) so I'm taking in suggestions for stocking this aquarium :)
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It looks great!!! Perfect, lots of hiding space.


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Your tank looks PERFECT for tetras! They'll love it!

Black neon tetras are gorgeous fish when schooled, especially against dark. They're cheap and stay small, too. Easily you can do 6-7 and a male betta. They have the cutest habits, too.

If you want cories, I would switch to sand. They like it better and they wont get cut up on the gravel.

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I know right? Black Neon Tetras are beautiful!!

I was wondering how you would go about calculating how much fish a tank can hold. I know about the inch per gallon rule but the rule seems iffy to me.

I might have 5-6 black neons, 1 male betta, 2 or 3 ghost shrimp and MAYBE 2 or 3 Platies. Would that be too much?
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I did some research and decided Platies are not the way to go :(

In that case I might just get a bigger school of Black Neons. So here is my new plan:

6-7 Black Neons, 1 Male Betta and 2 or 3 Ghost Shrimps.

I'm currently doing research on Swordtails and Harlequin Rasboras. If anyone has any suggestions or advice on these 2 fish please feel free to give them :)
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The inch a gallon rule is a loose guideline, I actually don't use it much. And I have some aquarium books written by longtime hobbyists that have stocking options some 1 inch per gallon people would freak out at. But when you stop and think about it, a lot more goes into stocking than just space.
Temperament: aggressive fish need more space to be away from other fish.
Bioload: herbivores and omnivores have a smaller bioload than carnivores.
Schooling: schooling fish need big groups but comparatively little space because they stay together, not spread out like non-schoolers.

All that said, 6-7 black neons, 1 male betta, and 2-3 ghost shrimp sounds perfect.
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MY black neons are HUGE lol I went to the LPS to look at getting a few more and the adults they have are still smaller than mine. I don't know, mine have been given miracle grow? lol

Good choice with the black neons... you can see how big they are here (http://youtu.be/xLAdO6fYkL8).


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Lol I saw the video and I couldn't take my eyes off the Rasboras o.O

Can I switch my 6-7 black neons with like 5-6 Rasboras? Which fish would be better?
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I think rasboras do tend to be less nippy but I'd say both are about the same. It's up to you.
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