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Old 06-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
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Platies + embers?

Hello! I have a 10 gallon tank, and I recently got 3 ember tetras and 2 cherry shrimp (yes, I realize they school). Today I got 3 platies. Will this work? Or should I just give away the embers? Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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You should be okay , if anything happens I would take out the plates before the tetras , but I doubt anything will happen
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The only things I would be concerned about are:

1) The bioload being too high, thus not leaving room for a proper school of Ember Tetras

2) The Platies hogging all the food, not letting the Ember Tetras eat.
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The only things I would be concerned about are:

1) The bioload being too high, thus not leaving room for a proper school of Ember Tetras

2) The Platies hogging all the food, not letting the Ember Tetras eat.
Okay, thanks! If all goes well can I add 2-3 more tetras to complete the school, or would this overstock my tank?
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Okay, thanks! If all goes well can I add 2-3 more tetras to complete the school, or would this overstock my tank?
Yeah, I think that would be OK.
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Ember tetra's can easily be out competed for food by platies as already said and their bio load for 3 is high for such a small tank. I'd get at least 3 more Embers and look into rehoming the platies and replace with Endler males only. They are small and have great color and you can easily add 6 male Endlers with the Embers. If you can't get male Endlers (Pet Smart carries them here) you could do 3 brightly colored male guppes.
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