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Old 10-19-2016, 03:36 PM   #1
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Will GloTetras and Lemon Tetras school together?

New 55g tank, week 2 of cycling. Time to trim down the list of fish I want to bring home!

We already have a lemon tetra, a platy, and an oto, temporarily in a small tank (we've had the for a few months). We need friends for them, and tank mates that will live peacefully together in the 55g. In the list, so far: rummy nose, Pearl Gourami, Amano shrimp, and a nerite snail.

My question is, if I add GloTetras, will they school with my Lemon? Or do I have to get a school of each type?
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Old 10-19-2016, 06:35 PM   #2
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GloTetras as genetically modified black tetras, so they won't school with lemon tetras.

You should bulk up your schools. Otos need to be kept in schools too.

55 gallon is a nice size for schools of small fish. I keep schools of neons, rummy noses, harlequins in my 90 gallon. Rummy noses stay in bottom third of tank, neons in the middle, and harlequins in the upper third. I also have 4 emperor tetras which don't really school but are beautiful.
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Ok. I can get 5 more lemons, and a school of something else. And yes, I planed on getting friends for oto too.

Will the platy be a problem with the others? She gets along very well with oto and lemon in the 5g....
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As far as schooling fish go, same breed doesn't mean they will school together.

my new cardinal tetras will not school with the old ones...
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Interesting. So, even if I get 5 lemons, my poor one might still be hanging by her/himself...... (I can't tell if it's a she or a he)

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Old 10-19-2016, 09:49 PM   #6
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Your solo lemon will 96% school up with added lemons. Especially if there are larger fish present. Do it

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