Originally Posted by chevybowtie77
I am bringing a 6 gallon nano cube to college and I have a couple of questions. In this 6 gallon, I plan to have 3 Neons, 2 Tiger barbs, and 1 dwarf petricola catfish. Right now, all of these fish are approximately 1 inch. It is a 6 gallon tank and I am running the pump at 56 gph
so the tank turns over 9 times every hour. The filtration system is three stages. It has a sponge, then carbon and ceramic cylinders for beneficial bacteria, and finally the pump back into the tank. I am aware the catfish may need to be moved in the future but I come back from school May 4th. Would these fish be fine until then?
Hi and welcome to AA!!
you need to rethink your stock list. A 6 gal
tank isn't very big so you are limited to nano fish, a Betta, shrimp or snails.
Neon tetras need schools of their own kind of 6+ and a 10gal + tank. They maybe small but are very active little fish.
Tigar barbs are semi aggressive. They need schools of their own kind of 6+ and a tank of 30gals or more. they are very nippy towards tank mates.
The cat fish I am unsure of its size but I know it is not suitable for a 6gal tank.
Do you know what cycling is?