Danios

Discussion in 'Zebra Danio' started by reds, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. r

    reds Valued Member Member

    I have a 25 gallon tank, with 5 zebra danios and 3 glo danios and 6 neon tetras. I'm wondering what other fish I can put in this aquarium? I would like fish that are peaceful and colorful.

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  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    What are the dimensions of the tank?
     
  3. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    For bottom dwellers you could have a group of at least 6 corys, trilineatus or pandas would be good if the temps is no more than around 24C
     




  4. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    The aquarium measurements are: 14 inches height by 23 inches long by 12 inches wide. I'm not sure how many gallons that equals, but when I bought it from the lfs store I was told that it's a 25 gallon tank. I am interested in knowing if It's a real 25 gallon.

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  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hmm, that's not even 20 gallons I think... even a 20 gallon High is 24x12x16.. and a 15 gallon is 24x12x12, so what I think you have is 18 gallons... Can you go and return it? Tell them that you were lied to... or falsely advertised.
     
  6. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    That's a 20 gallon high, really 17.5 gallons.
    I would do at least 6 cories of the same species, of the ones Coradee mentioned.
    How about a peacock gudgeon as a centerpiece?
     
  7. kidster9700

    kidster9700 Well Known Member Member

    A 20H has the same footprint as a 10g I believe. I would not put 6 cories in there with such a small base. Maybe Pygmy cories.


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  8. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, it doesn't have the same footprint as a 10g. It has the footprint of a 15 long.
    A 10 is 20 by 10 while a 15 is 24 by 12.
     
  9. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    Wow, I can't believe I was lied to, I've known the owners and there son for years before I decided to get into the fish hobby. Am I over stocked with the fish I have already. I can't take the fish tank back, cause I have nothing to put my fish into for the moment.

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  10. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I'm just going by the tank dimensions given on this site:
     
     
  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    The neons are fine but the danios would prefer a longer tank.
     
  12. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    Just out of curiosity. What should I do about the 8 danios I have in the aquarium I have. I was under the impression that it was a 25 gallon and just found out it's no where close to that. I only want the best for the fish. The lfs store will not take them back due to they are worried about deseses even though they are perfectly healthy.

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  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    The dollar per gallon sale is going on now, do you have room for a 20g long?
    If not, try to find some people who have a good home for them through facebook groups.
     
  14. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    He basically has a 20 long thats 2 inches shorter in height so yea, he has the room :p
     
  15. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    He does? Where? If you mean this one, this is a 20 high..... not a 20L.
     
  16. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    So are the danios ok or should I find them a new home? I only want the best for the fish.

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  17. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would find them a new home.
     
  18. OP
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    reds Valued Member Member

    OK thanks for the info everyone.

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  19. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No problem!
     
  20. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh ok I got confused, the 20L is 30" not 24"... *facepalm* lol
     




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