Please help me RE-populate my tank..

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I had a bit of an algae problem..
So I used a bit of chemicals, but then I had to change my filters and I have trouble accessing stuff for my Mirabello tank so I didn't want to use prodict anymore!

Now.. I started with 6 cherry barbs (in my 30 litres tank)
It's a fairly nice tank, Mirabello 30 with 3 real plants in them(2 until today)
I then added 4 rummy nose tetras and finally added 2 albino corys, thinking it was the leftover food causing the problem..

So that leaves me with a total of 7 fish.

No, I don't have a problem counting..

1 tetra died.
1 cory died.
1 tetra disapeared
1 cory disapeared!!

The two that died months ago, I never really tought much about them.
But the two that disapeared well...let's say that I might be at fault..

I recently heard that Cherry barbs sometimes had a nibble at alguae. So, in order to encourage them, I decided to put them on a diet. Basically feeding them once every 2 days.
They all looked well! The tank looked clean, the rummy noses were bright and red and the bards were "thick" and colourfull!

But now I've lost (most literally) 2 fish! So my genius wife said I'd better stop the dieting..

But now I'm worried the 2 tetras left will be sad and die or be eaten!

And I want a nice clean tank!

What can I do and what fish should I get?!

Thanks.
(and yes, I'm a bit of a muppet..) ???
 

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Get 2 or 3 otos, they'll eat algae. Stop dieting your cherry barbs. It is cruel for them. They will eat algae constantly but feeding them once every 2 days! They're probably starving! Feed them everyday! Also, rummy nose tetras are sensitive to the water quality.
 

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0 , 0  and ....I don't have the test kit!
 
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I know about the tetra's "sensitivities". They are described as "mine canaries" as they go pale when toxins are hig or something like. But they are nice and colorfull.
 
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