13 Gallon Tank Stocking Ideas

  1. carjr99

    carjr99 Initiate Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the hobby and just bought a 13-gallon tank but I'm not sure how to stock it. I'm thinking a combination of guppies and neon tetras, but I'm not sure if they are able to be together and how many would be okay in my tank at one time. Also, if anyone has any other stocking ideas it would be a huge help. Thanks!
     


  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    Welcome to Fishlore!

    What are the dimensions of the tank? It may not be large enough for neon tetra (which require a 24" minimum length tank), but guppies would work for sure!

    What about 5-7 male guppies?
     


  3. Sarah73

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    5-7 male guppies is a big no no. On another thread we have said that they will nip and attack each other if they have no females to breed with. I would say 7 neon tetra's, but even that would be small.
     
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    carjr99

    carjr99 Initiate Member

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    Thanks for the response! The dimensions are 24" W 8" D and 16" H
     
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    5-7 male guppies can work without nipping and attacking.
    carjr99 - neons will work in this tank because of the length. What about something like this?

    6-8x Neons
    3-5x Male guppies
     
  6. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    But would you want to risk it is the question you got to ask yourself. I would do 10 neons and nothing else.
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    Yep, I would. I don't think there will be a problem
     
  8. Pikachu13131

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    Neon tetras need a 20 gallon so I would do,
    6 guppies(2 males 4 females,or all males)
    1 dwarf gourami
    6 of whatever micro rasbora you want
     
  9. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    It's a 24 inch long tank, the same as a 20 gal high. Is that not enough for neons? I think it is.
     
  10. Pikachu13131

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    I had to leave before I was done typeing I didn't see the dimensions
     


  11. Sarah73

    Sarah73 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Okay I agree with TexasDomer now. I see what you are saying :)
     
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    carjr99 Initiate Member

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    Thanks for all the insight guys!