How many neon tetras?

Discussion in 'Neon Tetra' started by FishTank Maniacz, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. FishTank ManiaczWell Known MemberMember

    I currently have 7 zebra danios and 1 ruberlip pleco. How many neon tetras should I get? These will be the last fish I add. My rubberlip pleco is about 2-3 inches and should only get to like 4-5. He has grown about 3/4 inch in the 6 months I have had him.
     
  2. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    How big is the tank?
     




  3. Mrs.PriceValued MemberMember

    Yes, my question precisely, this is valuable information to make an informed judgement on the matter.
     
  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    I would say 7. They are not all that active.

    What do you have for filtration?

    It's 20 gallons.
     
  5. FishTank ManiaczWell Known MemberMember

    Oops. ha ha
    20 gallons
    filtration is whisper 15-30 internal filter
     
  6. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    I beg to difer... i have 6 in my 29 and they use every bit of space swimming back and forth going nuts ;)
     
  7. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    I think 6 or so is ok, but I like even numbers. As far as bioload and space goes, you do have room but after this addition you'd definitely be full.
     
  8. FishTank ManiaczWell Known MemberMember

    Ok I guess I will go with 6
    Thanks
     
  9. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Not mine, no matter what size tank. 20, 30, 45, 90 - all the same.
     
  10. jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    I agree. For anyone who is curious try keeping danios and neons together or side by side and you'll see the definition of active lol.
     
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