rescued Glofish

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Hello. I'm currently keeping a rescued Glofish in 3.5 gallon filtered tank, 78 degrees, gravel and a few plastic plants and cycled with Safestart. I understand that for long term optimal care Glofish are best in schools of 6, in 20+ gallons. But for the time being in this situation I'm assuming the bioload will be ok for a 1" fish in 3.5 gallon tank? What percentage of water change is recommended for a single fish in this size aquarium? Currently the glofish is very healthy, appears unstressed and doing very well after being taken from an extremely overcrowded tank. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to Fishlore

Bioload wise, the tank size is fine, but do to the activity level and schooling needs of these fish, it is a bit of a problem (but you already know that ). I'd say 50% just because the tank is on the small side, however, you could probably get away with a bit less.
 
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Do you think the glofish would benefit with the addition of another glofish for the time being, or should I give it as much swimming room as allowable while its in its current tank size?
 

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I'd leave it alone until you can get a larger tank. At least a 20 long. PetCo is having their famous $1 per gallon sale starting tomorrow. I'd jump on that
 

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I agree with Akari, once you have a 20 gallon or more you can add around 6-10 glofish (although they cost more than normal danios).

Good luck!
 

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You need to buy more Glofish, really, just more danios of the Zebra and Leopard varieties. They school together.
 
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