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Old 12-21-2012, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Added two Silver Tip Tetras

I went to the local fish store last night, signed up my kids on a fish club and they received two new Silver Tip Tetras for free. I currently have three Dalmatian Mollies, and Female Betta. I put them in last night and they seem to be getting along with the current fish. I understand that tetras are schooling fish and that I should follow the inch per gallon rule. I have a 20 Gallon Long tank. How many more of these tetras should I add? I plan to get an algae eater, most likely an Oto Cat in the upcoming weeks. Any recommendations will help.


20 Gallon Long
  • 1 - Female Betta
  • 3 - Dalmatian Mollies (1-Male, 2-Females)
  • 5 - Silver Tip Tetras
  • 3 - Dalmatian Molly Fry
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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hey the inch per gallon rule is guideline and soes not neccesarily apply all the time ( look at the tanks and fish in my signiture for example) and ye sthey are happy

i would add at least another 3 as with a shoal it does not only good for the fish but it looks a lot better too
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:52 AM   #3
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i would get 6 or 8 more tetras....and a few dwarf cories..

if we ignore nature;maybe it will go away

10 gallon..nothing but air

10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

just don't ask about the rest
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