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Old 08-02-2014, 10:19 PM   #11
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Yeah I would seriously recommend a dwarf puffer. They are some excellent, super interesting fish! I have 3 at the moment, and they are awesome to watch!


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Old 08-16-2014, 11:59 AM   #12
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No way should anyone put those fish in a 6 gallon tank. That tank is suitable for a single dwarf puffer, a betta, or shrimp.


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12 neons would be perfectly, absolutely, completely, without a doubt fine in that size tank.
The rams no, but neon tetras, certainly.
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I would put 6 or 7 neons in the tank, my 10g has 8 of them, both cardinals and neons, there's 4 if each.
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12 neons would be perfectly, absolutely, completely, without a doubt fine in that size tank.
The rams no, but neon tetras, certainly.

That would be perfectly, absolutey, completely, without a doubt dumb. Not only would it be nearly impossible to keep suitable water quality, cramming all those fish in a 6 gallon tank is ridiculous and irresponsible.....certainly.


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That would be perfectly, absolutey, completely, without a doubt dumb. Not only would it be nearly impossible to keep suitable water quality, cramming all those fish in a 6 gallon tank is ridiculous and irresponsible.....certainly.


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it would be very easy to maintain water quality and it would be sufficient size for a small group of 12 neons, and the fishies would be very happy.
I currently have over 22 critters in my ten gallon, which is essentially a similar bioload, and it must be completely, absolutely, perfectly fine considering that my rummynose tetras are spawning every three or four days.
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it would be very easy to maintain water quality and it would be sufficient size for a small group of 12 neons, and the fishies would be very happy.
I currently have over 22 critters in my ten gallon, which is essentially a similar bioload, and it must be completely, absolutely, perfectly fine considering that my rummynose tetras are spawning every three or four days.

I tend to overstock my tanks as well, but seriously, that offers no room for a group of fish that like to meander. What's the purpose? I just can't see how anyone could enjoy watching that many fish in such a tight space. Neon's aren't tiny, I've had them reach at least an inch or more. If the OP wants a school of fish, they need to get a larger tank.


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U can put neon tetras in a six gallon tank.
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I would go for 5-6 neons and a couple of cory cat fish. I;ve heard that neons don't like new tanks though - someone may correct me if I'm wrong!

Alternatively maybe think about nano fish like chilli rasboras which don't grow very big. I think there is a spreadsheet of nano fish and their adult sizes somewhere - does anyone have the link to post?
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