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Old 02-22-2020, 05:46 PM   #1
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Conflicted Advice. Help!

I had 3 glofish tetras in a 5-gal tank (which I know now was too many) and was told at a pet store that I should have at least 5 to make a school so needed a 10-gal tank so they would behave normally and not be stressed. I got that, set it up and moved the 3 glofish to their new home.

I just went to another pet store (a week later) that had a sale and was going to get 2 more glofish tetras, but they told me that 5 was too many for a 10-gal tank because they get at least 3 inches long so 3 is the most I should have.

Should I keep it at 3 or get 2 more? I have no idea.
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Which species of glofish did you get? There are different types: Danios, skirt tetras and tiger barbs.
The danios you might be able to get away with 5 in a 10g. The rest you should have around 20g for a school to prevent aggression.
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They must be skirt tetras as I can eliminate tiger and Danios. Guess I will have to leave it at 3 and hope they continue to get along since I already have them. Frustrating that the pet store gave bad advice. I don’t want stressed out or bullied fish! Thank you.
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Pet stores are notorious for bad advice unfortunately.

Are they currently nipping? Any chance you can return either the 10 gallon or the glo-tetras for something more appropriate for a 10 gallon? Having schooling fish in less than optimal numbers can make for fish who nip and hide and aren’t so much fun to keep!
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