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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-14-2004, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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About how many neon tetras can I put in a 20g?


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20G a "nano" tank? My, our criteria seem to be loosening up quite a bit! In any case, 20-30 fish would not be unreasonable, but I'd go easy and build the school up until you reach a point where the effect is pleasing to the eye. My guess is that that point will come before you've reached such numbers.
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THat many, well I was just wondering so I wouldnt over stock! Thanks



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are the neons the only fish in the tank? If so, I would say about 20 to 25 would work

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I would start out 6 though, and work my way up. I personally love see schooling fish. I have 4 killies and 5 rasboras, but since I am moving to a 55 gal, I thought to add 5 more harliquinn rasboras.

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i'd put 20-30 cardinal tetras.
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i like to understock just to be on the safe side(ducks from Stones) so id start with 10 at first and add another 5-7 later. also look for the rarer green neon tetra cool little fish!
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Well I am goin to do that and about how big do neons or cardinals get anyhoo??

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they get about an inch and a half to two inches. both like alot of plant cover also. goods luck with your tetras.
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