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Old 05-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Hello, I have a 10g tank with 3 neon tetras. I have had other fish but they died. What type of fish do you reccomend I buy next?
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:15 PM   #2
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is your tank cycled? are you aware of the nitrogen cycle?

take a look at these articles, they will help you better understand in case you do not

http://www.fishlore.com/NitrogenCycle.htm

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/fishin...tep-dark-side/
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The tank has cycled for a strong 3 months, so I want something that could tolerate a spike in nitrites. My readings for nitrites and nitrates are as low as 0.
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if you are getting any nitrites and dont have any nitrates then you are not cycled
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I got the spelling messed up. I meant the other way around.
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well if you feel your tank is cycled and have consistent levels of 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, and between 5-20 ppm of nitrates, then id up the school of tetras since they will feel more comfortable with more (at least 6) and maybe a few albino corys (2 or 3) for bottom dwellers if you are willing to keep up with the water changes to keep nitrates below 20ppm.

not much fits into a 10 gallon, and what does you cant have very many.

also id try to figure why your other fish died, before putting more in.
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The others came sick from the store. I would prefer not to keep Corys, as I don't have sand, and have had bad luck in the past with them.
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well that is the only bottom dweller i can think of that will fit in a 10 gallon, maybe some snails then? or some red cherry shrimp, like i said 10 gallon is small and options are pretty limited.
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well that is the only bottom dweller i can think of that will fit in a 10 gallon, maybe some snails then? or some red cherry shrimp, like i said 10 gallon is small and options are pretty limited.
I was thinking a platy or 2. Definitely have 5-6 neons first though.
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