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Old 08-16-2006, 07:52 PM   #1
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I am trying to decide which kind of tetras i want to get. I want two different schools. I really like bleeding heart tetras. Any ideas????
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What size tank? Any other fish in the tank?
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I have a 55 gal. No fish yet. I am going to get a pleco. Maybe a dwarf gourami.
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You could do 8 - 10 bleeding hearts and another school. I like rummy noses and red eyes.
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Lemon, black phantom or rosy tetras could work as well.
Make sure not to get a pleco that will get too large. Common plecos will get too big for a 55g. Bristlenose and rubberlip plecos only get to about 4" and would be just fine.
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If you can't find lemon tetras, gold pristellas look pretty similar and are very peaceful fish. Glowlights are pretty, and green fire tetras are cool if you're looking for something less common.
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We got our fish on Sunday. We started with...

7 Bleeding Heart Tetras
7 Gold Pristella Tetras
1 Rubbernose Pleco
3 little silver dollars ( we have a plan for when they get bigger )
2 snails


Thanks !!!!!!!
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Sounds nice. Good luck!!!

Where are the pics?
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( we have a plan for when they get bigger )
sounds like your ready to start thinking about a 125g or so...
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Is this tank cycled?
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We used Bio-Spira on the tank and so far so good. 4 days in and still no traces of ammonia, nitrates are also looking good. We will also post some pics here soon.
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That's great if it works out for you!
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Can you cycle a tank that fast with anything? If so, I should have done mine that way, I threw in six rasboras and waited a month for everything to cycle. The fish made it and are doing great, I just didn't know this was possible.
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yes, the bio-spira does work as claimed, and can fully cycle a tank in a couple of days. I used it on my 75g and it worked like a charm!
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