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Old 07-13-2014, 03:37 PM   #1
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Here's my New 23L tank. It's my first tank and just purchased this as it's cheap and small as I am a starter and still not 100% sure what I'm doing. I've literally just set everything up.

Was considering putting some neon tetras in. Any ideas how many would be suitable for my tank (Store owner recommended 15) And any improvements which would which would help the tetras feel more at "home"

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Old 07-13-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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Thankyou, ive used a dechlorinator as instructed bh the store owner and just llaying the waiting game. I got told to wait 24hours but surely this isn't right
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Hi. First of all, please do not put 15 neon tetras in this tank. Secondly, please research cycling your tank.

This would be a cute betta or shrimp tank once it's established. Unfortunately many small fish that seem suitable require at least a school of 6 or more to thrive, and this size tank is simply too small for a school of even the smallest type.

You could add filter media from an established tank and cycle much faster. I've done it many times and added fish right away with no problems at all.

A dwarf puffer would be suitable, however they can be high maintenance.


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If you don't want tropical fish you could add a few goldfish! I also heard of angelfish for that size. I do agree that you need to cycle though because the water is toxic without you cycling it. It's kind of a long process but it's worth it because then it keeps your fish happy and healthy! Yes tetras do need a heater and if you're set on tetras, then get a betta fish! And maybe a snail or two! I have heard of plenty of people keeping six tetras in a 30 gallon bowl.


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If you don't want tropical fish you could add a few goldfish! I also heard of angelfish for that size. I do agree that you need to cycle though because the water is toxic without you cycling it. It's kind of a long process but it's worth it because then it keeps your fish happy and healthy! Yes tetras do need a heater and if you're set on tetras, then get a betta fish! And maybe a snail or two! I have heard of plenty of people keeping six tetras in a 30 gallon bowl.


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30 gallons is a far cry from 23 liters. Goldfish are out of the question as well as angels. Obviously this was misunderstood.




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Oh that was misunderstood!! My apologies I thought that was gallons!! Yes! Don't put goldfish or angels in there! A 6 gallon is perfect for a betta fish and a snail or two. I heard (because I am getting a betta) good tank mates are ghost shrimp and nerite snails. Look into those. Neon tetra fish are good for a much bigger tank.


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Here's my New 23L tank. It's my first tank and just purchased this as it's cheap and small as I am a starter and still not 100% sure what I'm doing. I've literally just set everything up.



Was considering putting some neon tetras in. Any ideas how many would be suitable for my tank (Store owner recommended 15) And any improvements which would which would help the tetras feel more at "home"



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I would get 12 neon tetras and a pair of ram cichlids


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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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