Question Increasing Stock Number Question For Schooling Fish

JMcC

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Okay, so I know you're supposed to only increase the tank by a few fish at a time...for schooling fish, do you count them as 1 fish of say 6 neon greens, or 6 fish? Can I add 6 little schooling tetras and a bristlenose? Or is that too much? I only have 2 fish in my tank right now, and I was going to start the quarantining in a 5G tank (to later move to a 20G with a DG and molly)
 

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You can add 3-4 small fish now and more later, you don't have to add the whole school at once, especially if the tank is immature an just finished cycling.
 

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I would add them all at once. Small bioload. Add some Seachem stability just in case and keep up with your water changes
 

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you can add 6 at once I did my tetras 6 at a time and I'm doing my corys 4 at a time
 

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If you really need to, you can add 6 neons at one go, a 20 gallon with that's cycled should be able to cope. But I wouldnt add the tetras and Pleco at the same time. Give it 3 weeks or so, after the tetras,before adding the Pleco.
 

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I recently added 12 Vonrio tetras to my 55 without a glitch. So as long as you have a well established tank with good filtration there shouldn't be a problem filling your schools up. IME
 

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