How many neon tetras?

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

  1. FishTank Maniacz

    FishTank Maniacz Well Known Member Member

    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. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

    How big is the tank?
     
  3. Mrs.Price

    Mrs.Price Valued Member Member

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

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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

    What do you have for filtration?

    It's 20 gallons.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    FishTank Maniacz

    FishTank Maniacz Well Known Member Member

    Oops. ha ha
    20 gallons
    filtration is whisper 15-30 internal filter
     
  6. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102 Well Known Member Member

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

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    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. OP
    OP
    FishTank Maniacz

    FishTank Maniacz Well Known Member Member

    Ok I guess I will go with 6
    Thanks
     
  9. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

    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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