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Old 12-13-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Too many???


i finally have my water to the proper perameters to house these 2 types of tetras....but am i adding to many in at once?

i have a 30 gallon long already housing 2 rummynose and 2 amano shrimp

i would like to add 5 small neons tetras and 3 rummynose???
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:29 PM   #2
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Personally, I don't like to add any more than 4 or 5 fish at a time. If its a new tank, I add even less. Just my oppinion though.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:02 PM   #3
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You will be fine.
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #4
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Everything already cycled? Heavily planted, or lightly?

My gut feeling says you'll be fine.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:27 PM   #5
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Personally, I don't like to add any more than 4 or 5 fish at a time. If its a new tank, I add even less. Just my oppinion though.
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I always found neons to be sensitive and I would suggest only adding them to a tank that is fully established. Since you only have 2 fish in there (shrimp do not really create a big bioload), adding 8 more is too much at one time.

Also, you mentioned that you finally got the water to the correct parameters. What do you mean? Are you adjusting the pH or do have the ammonia and nitrites down to 0.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:14 PM   #6
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my tank has been set up for about a month, but i've had this tank for like 5 months, cuz i had to clean it completely out and rescape everything, my tank is lightly planted , but i have a bio wheel thast been pouring the denitryfying bacteria for about 3 weeks, i just wan tto make sure there's no ammonia spike or anythign like that if i add all these fish, bu ti figured the fish ar eso small and my tank is pretty large so it shouldn't really impact the water perametrs that much
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:36 PM   #7
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About a week later - how'd this go? Fish doing ok?
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:02 PM   #8
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Hey guys so i got myself some more rummynose tetras, and it seems that they have naturally found the amount of rummynose that shoul dbe in my tank and that magic number is ....4 XD yupp i'm not going to try to add more rummynoses at this moment, and i think since all of them are about 1 inch long now, i will add possibly a dwraf gourami now instead of several neon tetras.
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:30 AM   #9
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dude get 6 rummynose and 6 neons or none of either...they are schoolers!! and anyway you could have 12 of each and and a dwarf gourami...
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