Starting A Glowlight School

Discussion in 'Glowlight Tetra' started by Blake Shook, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. Blake Shook

    Blake Shook Valued Member Member

    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!
     
  2. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    How big is the tank.
     
  3. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    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?
     




  4. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
  5. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    If the OP has a well established media, I think you can do 6 at once.
     
  6. B

    Betrayer Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
  7. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    I did say depending on how established the tank is. If it is fully established then it won't be an issue.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Blake Shook

    Blake Shook Valued Member Member

    10g

    Sorry for the late response! That's exactly what I meant.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 2, 2017
  9. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    That should be fine for a school of Glowlight Tetras. If it is well established then you can add them all at once.
     
  10. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    I wouldn't do glowlights in a 10 gallon. 20 gallons minimum.
     
  11. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    Are you sure you aren't thinking of Glofish. Glowlights are usually less than an inch.
     
  12. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    I still wouldn't keep them in 10 gallons.
     
  13. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    I have kept them in 10 gallons and they did great. Also do the google and almost everyone says 10 gallons is fine.
     
  14. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    I agree with AquaticKeeper, 20 gallons minimum
     
  15. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Most sites are inaccurate in fish profiles.
     
  16. toolman

    toolman Well Known Member Member

    The more fish I try in my 10gallon 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.
     
  17. goplecos

    goplecos Well Known Member Member

    Agree but this is everyone.
     




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