Originally Posted by bud29
They're compatible, the m:f ratios are fine, the bioload could be pushing it, but if you have a good filter, you should be fine. What filter are you running? Some people say swordtails need 30-40+ gallons because of activity, but I had one in my 5 gal
. and it was perfectly happy and healthy. So it's really up to you.
Thx for the quick reply. Running an aqeon 30 as well as a 4x4 sponge filter which houses most of the tanks BB. I have started feeding 2x / day as of a few weeks ago bc I have a pregnant Molly about to drop fry and I want to try and save as many fry as possible. Suppose the added benefit here is the additional feeding per day is helping to build the tanks bio-filter.
I've heard stocking slowly and conservatively is the way to go.
That said imagine I should probably NOT replace 9 light bio/load neon tetras with 6 heavy biology livebearers in one fell swoop, right?
Maybe do 3 platies and then If all goes well intro the 3 swords? Still kinda nervous about adding even 3 livebearers at once knowing their bio loads.... But Maybe if I buy younger stock that would help ease the bioload build up in?