Additional Stocking Help 20 Gallon Tank

  1. j_hebert_88

    j_hebert_88 New Member Member

    Hello again everyone. I have another question for your expertise. I am currently waiting for my tank to finish cycling with Tetra Safe Start. I currently have 4 guppies, 4 neon tetra, 2 peppered cories, and 9 ghost shrimp. I am not going to add anything else until it is completely cycled but was wondering how many more neon tetras i could add safely without overstocking my 20 g. (24"x12"x16"), and how many I should add at a time to not throw off the cycle. Thanks again for all of your help. I have learned so much over the last couple months.
     
  2. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    once the tank has had a full week or even 2 weeks of a good cycle, I would say you would be ok with adding 4 more tetras....I hope the cycle goes well for you and your fin babies!!!!!!
     
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    j_hebert_88

    j_hebert_88 New Member Member

    Thanks, I just lost one of the small tetra. When the tank is completely cycled if i do get another 4-6 neon tetra, do i add them all at once or do I add 2-3 then wait a week or two and add another 2-3?
     
  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    tetras have a small bioload..but adding a few at a time is ok also..because you have some there already....im sorry for the loss of one of them :( good luck with the rest!
     
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    j_hebert_88

    j_hebert_88 New Member Member

    so it would be ok to add them all at once
     
  6. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm sorry your neon didn't make it.

    I think you could add them at once, but you should wait a few weeks. Neons like a tank that's a little better established. But if I were you, I would add 3 neons and another cory.