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Old 04-18-2011, 11:43 PM   #1
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newbie: want to know about cardinal tetra and how to setup aquarium

want to know about cardinal tetra and how to setup freshwater aquarium..
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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Well, cardinal tetras are fairly hardy and easy to keep, but should be kept in schools, so maybe 5-6 together. I'd recommend having at least a 10-15 gallon tank to keep a school of them, if not larger.

Also, have you heard of fishless cycling? It's probably the best way to get your tank ready for fish without having to worry about them being stressed or dying.
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Welcome to AA! Feel free to ask and questions you may have in the freshwater area of the forum by starting a new thread.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
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I had a 150 gallon freshwater tank about 6 years ago and I had A school of about 20 Cardinal tetra and maybe 10 or 12 bloodfin tetra. I used to love watch'n the the two schools operate independently of one another. I've been out of the freshwater game for sometime now. youre best bet is to get on the freshwater threads and I'm sure sure you'll get answers to all you're questions or at the very least you'll get pointed in the right direction. Welcome to AA
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:50 PM   #5
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Hi Ace,
before you set up your aquarium please read the article below, it's
essential you learn about the nitrogen cycle before setting up and
stocking a tank, all members will back me up on this, it's not hard
and just needs patience. good Luck!!.

Fishless Cycling For Dummies

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Moved to Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started Forum... You'll get more answers here.

I do agree with Scalare, make sure to familiarize yourself with fishless cylcing before you even think of getting fish.

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I'd also recommend checking out the link in my signature for fishless cycling info. I'm a little preferential to that one...I wrote it, lol.
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