Tank Mate For 18 Neon Tetras 40g Breeder

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  1. Scott T

    Scott TNew MemberMember

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    I currently have a lightly planted 40gallon breeder with some drift wood in it and 18 neon tetras. What are good tank mates for them to have with them? I wasn't looking to add another school of fish but more of a one or two combo. I've been told that maybe a single betta or an angelfish would be the way to go. Thoughts?

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    Bolivian rams would do well or some type of Apistogramma.
    Can't say on betta and wouldn't due angels with small tetras myself .
    A bushy nosed pleco for a individual fish and maybe like 6-8 of some type cory or oto .
     
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    wouldn't do the neons with the angels or betta, both do better in higher temps than the neons, particularly the angel.

    the ram or apisto are both great choices, I'd also reccomend a gourami. There's several species that should work well the neons and are beautiful.
     
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    Angel ate all my neons. Angels get really big, like dinner plates
     
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    I wouldn’t do the angels either they get nippy with tank mates when bigger. Mine atm chance each other from time to time but it’s only them and some kuhli loaches atm.

    A pair or German Blue Rams or an apisto (sp) species would do good imo.

    Also honey/peral goruimi should do fine with them aswell.
     
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