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Old 12-15-2011, 01:29 PM   #11
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Try a school of 4 bronze cories
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:41 PM   #12
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Try a school of 4 bronze cories
I'd disagree with that advice. Cories prefer schools of 6+ IME. They really start to exhibit more of a schooling behavior when you have larger numbers.
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I would like to get rid of the pleco but my girlfriend won't let me so that's not an option. Unfortunately. What's a good number for a school of tetras...like the rummynose?
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IMO, I love large schools of smaller fish. I just bought 11 Diamond Tetras off of severum and HN1 and they are really fun to watch. They are fast swimmers and really exhibit a nice schooling behavior.

Granted, I will be upping the # to 20+ once I get my 75g set up. They are just in the 30g temporarily right now. You could get away with 10 in a 30g long and it would be a very active tank.
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I would like to get rid of the pleco but my girlfriend won't let me so that's not an option. Unfortunately. What's a good number for a school of tetras...like the rummynose?
Depending on what species of pleco it is, you may have no choice but to rehome it or get an appropriate tank. If it is a common, it can reach a foot long. Kept in too small an environment will lead to an early death caused by stunted growth. Hopefully your GF would have compassion and do what's right for the fish.

Rummys are really shy and sensitive and, in my opinion, do better in larger schools of at least a dozen. Other tetras, like serpaes and red eyes have done fine in groups of 6 or 8. The more in the school, the happier the fish and the more dramatic the appearance of your tank.
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