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Old 02-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Tetra schooling size

What is the standard school size for fish that are tetras? Odd or even numbers? Thank you.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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Usually at least 5 that's bare minimum. Ideally 6+ if not 8.
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Odd or even numbers? Is 7 better than six?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #4
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Odd or even numbers? Is 7 better than six?
Doesn't not matter 7 is better than 6 but 8 is better than 7.
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Ok thank you!!! Would maybe 6 tetras and a betta be fine in a 10 gallon planted tank? The filter on it is rated for 30 gallons?
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The filtration is probably too much for a betta. What type of filter is it?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #7
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Whisper 30. It's an hob type. For some reason when I bought this tank forever ago I oversized the filter too much.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #8
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If the betta will have problems with my filter a dwarf gourami also could also be a good choice right?
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:24 PM   #9
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Either would work. Can you adjust the flow of the filter? And the tetras may fin nip the betta depending on which kind you get.

I think

1 male crowntail betta
6 neon tetras
1-2 nerite snails

Would look nice
The betta may or may not be aggressive towards the neons. Bettas are more territorial than aggressive, so you could pull it off if you have plenty of hiding places. I have a betta In my community tank and everything is fine, he doesn't bother anyone. He just minds his own business. It really all depends in the temperament of the betta.

I'd say go for It! It would make a beautiful tank!

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:28 PM   #10
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Alright thanks!!! That really helps! I already keep the flow reasonably low for my plants anyway. I am very excited about this tank. By the way, do you have to feed Bettas betta food? It all seems the same to me.
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Alright thanks!!! That really helps! I already keep the flow reasonably low for my plants anyway. I am very excited about this tank. By the way, do you have to feed Bettas betta food? It all seems the same to me.
I have dried bloodworms, but in my community tank I just drop fish flakes in and he eats 3-5 flakes a day (they aren't big eaters) if you can't get him to eat and all the neons steal his food, just isolate him in a net and try to give dried blood worms. But don't be worried of he doesn't eat right away when you add him, that is normal for fish newly added to a tank! Just give it time
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Alright cool I stick with my normal flakes unless something goes wrong. Thanks a lot!
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Alright cool I stick with my normal flakes unless something goes wrong. Thanks a lot!
Sounds like a good idea! Keep us updated
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:46 PM   #14
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I'm about to start a journal in the planted section if you want to follow along!
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I'm about to start a journal in the planted section if you want to follow along!
Okay! Ill go check it out!
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