Starting A Glowlight School

Blake Shook
  • #1
Hey everyone!

I've got a small tank I'll be starting up soon and I'd like to drop a school of glowlights in. Do I need to quarantine them all separate and introduce them one at a time or can I just drop them all in at once, since they're the only inhabitants and all from the same vendor. Also just to make sure, I need 6 of these little guys to ensure they'll school and be happy right?

-Thanks!
 
goplecos
  • #2
How big is the tank.
 
aquatickeeper
  • #3
You can quarantine all of them in the same quarantine tank and then transfer it to the main tank all at once. Yes, 6 is enough for a school.

Is there any fish in the main tank? How big is the small tank?
 
goplecos
  • #4
You can quarantine all of them in the same quarantine tank and then transfer it to the main tank all at once. Yes, 6 is enough for a school.

Is there any fish in the main tank? How big is the small tank?
Depending on the size of the tank and how established it is I would QT and add them 3 at a time. I know they should be in a bigger school but they will be OK for a week or 2.
 
aquatickeeper
  • #5
If the OP has a well established media, I think you can do 6 at once.
 
Betrayer
  • #6
You can quarantine all of them in the same quarantine tank and then transfer it to the main tank all at once. Yes, 6 is enough for a school.

Is there any fish in the main tank? How big is the small tank?
It doesn't sound to me like there is a main tank. I think the OP is setting up a small tank soon and hoping to stock it with a school of glowlights. I could be wrong, but that's how I read it.
 
goplecos
  • #7
If the OP has a well established media, I think you can do 6 at once.
I did say depending on how established the tank is. If it is fully established then it won't be an issue.
 
Blake Shook
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
How big is the tank.
10g

It doesn't sound to me like there is a main tank. I think the OP is setting up a small tank soon and hoping to stock it with a school of glowlights. I could be wrong, but that's how I read it.
Sorry for the late response! That's exactly what I meant.
 
aquatickeeper
  • #10
I wouldn't do glowlights in a 10 gallon. 20 gallons minimum.
 
goplecos
  • #11
I wouldn't do glowlights in a 10 gallon. 20 gallons minimum.

Are you sure you aren't thinking of Glofish. Glowlights are usually less than an inch.
 
aquatickeeper
  • #12
I still wouldn't keep them in 10 gallons.
 
goplecos
  • #13
I still wouldn't keep them in 10 gallons.

I have kept them in 10 gallons and they did great. Also do the google and almost everyone says 10 gallons is fine.
 
BottomDweller
  • #14
I agree with AquaticKeeper, 20 gallons minimum
 
aquatickeeper
  • #15
Most sites are inaccurate in fish profiles.
 
toolman
  • #16
The more fish I try in my 10 gallon tank, the more I agree with aquatickeeper. Every fish kept in their minimum size tank, does better in a larger tank when they feel safer and have more room.
 
goplecos
  • #17
Most sites are inaccurate in fish profiles.

Agree but this is everyone.
 

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