Harlequin Rasbora & Neon Tetras in a 10 gallon?

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Hello all~
I currently have a 10 gallon tank with 4 (soon to be six, 2 babies from a fellow keeper) baby Harlequin rasboras. I was really wanting to add a little variety and add 6 neon tetras to the tank later on. Is this too many fishies for this size tank? Or should I just stick with the rasboras and get a few more of those? I want happy fish ultimately. I also have 1 Olive Nerite Snail. Also, I have the bug and am probably going to upgrade to a 20 gallon when petco has their next dollar per gallon sale... ;) but I think I just missed it so it'll be awhile. I'm not concerned about center piece fish, I'm loving the schooling fish at the moment!

edit: I have the Aquaclear30 running!
 

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I think it would be fine but to avoid any risks, I'd wait until you have that 20.
 

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I would wait until you actually have the 20, personally I think neons would be a bit cramped in a 20. Some even say the same goes for Harlequins. Once you get a 20 I don't see a problem in having 6 harlequins and 6 neons(if possible I would try getting a 20 long).
 

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flyinGourami said:
I would wait until you actually have the 20, personally I think neons would be a bit cramped in a 20. Some even say the same goes for Harlequins. Once you get a 20 I don't see a problem in having 6 harlequins and 6 neons(if possible I would try getting a 20 long).
I agree I have 12 Harlequin Rasboras in a 75 gallon and they love the open swimming space. Personally I would try to upgrade soon to the 20 gallon and you probably see more schooling behaviour which is really cool! :)
 

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You can not keep 2 schools of fish in a 10 gallon tank. I do not recomend keeping 2 schools in a 20 , but it can be done.
You might want to just buy a tank from somewere, maybe try craigslist. As the dollar per gallon tanks do not come with hoods or lids of any kind, and it will cost you more then a dollar a gallon to get a proper hood.
 

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If you get a 20g long tank I think you then could have two schools. A 10g is much too small and other versions of the 20g do not have a wide enough footprint
 
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Thanks all for your advice! I'm so glad I found this forum. Always here to answer my fish quarrels.
 

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