Starting A Glowlight School

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

  1. Blake ShookValued MemberMember

    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?


  2. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    How big is the tank.

  3. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    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. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    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. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

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

    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. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

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


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

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

    I wouldn't do glowlights in a 10 gallon. 20 gallons minimum.
  11. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

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

    I still wouldn't keep them in 10 gallons.
  13. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

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

    I agree with AquaticKeeper, 20 gallons minimum
  15. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Most sites are inaccurate in fish profiles.
  16. toolmanWell Known MemberMember

    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. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Agree but this is everyone.

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