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Mr_G100
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Joined: 05 Jan 2007
Location: brisbane, queensland

PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)2:51    Post subject: stocking Reply with quote

Hi I'm relativly new to fish keeping and am just wondering if my tank is nearing its stocking point.
tank is as follows
15G tank
internally filtered(380lph)
planted
with 2 neons, 2 serpea tetras, 3 platyes and 1 bumble bee goby.
just wondering if I can add some more fish sooner or later
thank you,
Regards,
Nate
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DF Bobo
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Joined: 23 Jan 2006
Location: Canada

PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)8:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can still add more fish, but first, add at least 4 more neons and a few more serpaes since these are schooling fish and like to have groups. with tetras, a large school of tetras schooling together looks great in an aquarium.
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Mr_G100
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PostPosted: 2007.01.07(Sun)19:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah a school of tetras do look good
A few weeks ago I had a rather large school of about 14 tetras and I now only have two left though I only removed 4 bodies weird
I now understand that I introduced them all way too quick and stressed the fish out too much.
I will keep adding more and more plants until I can't see the back of the tank then after a week or so I
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Cinder
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PostPosted: 2007.01.08(Mon)18:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a comment on the Serpae's. They are known to be fin nippers. People that have them say that the more you have (10 or more) tends to help reduce their fin nippyness.
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Mr_G100
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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)1:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard that but I
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PostPosted: 2007.01.09(Tue)15:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the feeling about wanting to go nuts - I'm only going to be buying my first fish for my first tank today (6 neon tetras), but I keep looking out for bigger tanks! Razz

however, I keep reminding myself to stick with just my relatively small tank - 54L/14.3G for a few months at least, get used to fish-KEEPING, and allow my bank account to recover a little (expensive season just gone by - new tank etc, christmas presents, holiday + airfares...)
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