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Old 11-25-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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My 16 gallon tank

I currently have 4 neon tetras and 2 swordtails, I was thinking of getting 2 more tetras but can I get anything else? If so, are there any cool schooling fish that i can get?
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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Definitely bump up the school of tetras to 6 or even 8 would be better.
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After you bump the school, you could possibly add a centerpiece fish. What is your filtration?
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I have a an aqueon 10 filter meant for tanks up to 20 gallons. What do you mean by centerpiece fish?
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Centerpiece fish is basically a fish that is the highlight of your tank. So, you have schooling fish and other sorts, and then you have one stand out fish that is your centerpiece.

IMO I would boost your filtration, you usally want double the filtration of your tank, so like 30+gallons so that you can be a little more lenient on your stock. I would not add anything else at the mo.
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Swords are too big for a 16 gal tank. A full grown sword can easily hit 4". Another school I would recommend would be pork chop rasbora.
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Thanks u guys are really helpful but now I feel bad cause those 2 swords were living in a 5 gallon tank for a while.
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what are some centerpiece fish?
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:34 PM   #9
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I think they need 29 gals minimum. I would consider rehoming them.

Dwarf gourami and bettas are popular CP fish for a tank that size. A pair of peacock gudgeons would work well also.
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