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Hi I have a 30 gallons thank and i would like to know how many fishes I can have. My tank is already cycled with 11 fishes there are all babies the biggies one is about 0.5 ins. Some people recommend me to return some fish but i will like to know how many fishes i can have. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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What type of fish are they?
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Depends on what you have and how big they will be when they get grown. Then we can figure out your stocking needs after that.
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lopez_316us I deleted your duplicate post in this area
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Hi guys thanks for responding my question. First of all, sorry that took me a while to respond because i was out of town. O.K. going back to the point, I have 2 Gourami one yellow and one blue, Two Rainbowfish one Red and one Blue and yellow, One Black Tetra, Two Corydoras Catfish, one Congo Tetra, Two Crabs and 7 Snails!!! there are all small the bigges one are the gouramis about 1 inch. So, what do you guys think? Can i add more fish to my 30 gallos tank?
 

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When we figure adult sizes for your fish then your tank is pretty well stocked. Although the black(skirt?) tetra is a schooling fish and would enjoy more of his kind, the congo tetra is also a schooling fish and it's recommended they be kept in groups of 5-8. They tend to be a bit shy when kept alone. I wouldn't advise adding more fish but if you do please consider enlarging the groups of fish you already have.
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I agree with Carol.
 
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Thank you so much!!! But about the black tetra When i got him actually i got 3 of them. But they started to fight until the one i have kill the other two. I don't understand why that happen and thats why i didn't get more black tetra. I'm scared that the black tetra will fight and stress out again with more black tetra. What did you guys think? However, to end my problem on adding more fish to my tank i decided to get a bigger thank. I will like to have around 20 fish in the thank with the same community I have already. How big should the tank be? Again thanks everyone for your help!!!!
 

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I personally have never raised Black Skirt Tetras, but from what I've read and heard, they are much happier in schools (at least 5-8) and will be less aggressive if kept that way. I've also read, that if you do have a bully, to add fish that are similar or bigger in size. Of course each fish has its own personality, and your fish may just be a bully regardless. I think if you want to keep the Black Skirt, you should try a bigger school and see if that works, if you have the room in your tank. If not, you could probably see if your local fish store will allow you to return/trade in the Black Skirt.
Hope this helped some.
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