Adding Neon Tetras?

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Adding Neon Tetras?

Postby Mitchbarnes7 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:20 pm

Hey all,

Today I added a Betta into my tank which also holds 4 Platies, I was just curious when I could add Neon Tetras into the tank as I don't want too destabilize the tank with regards to bioload, how long will I have to wait until I can add the Tetras? And how many are recommended? I am also considering a Ghost shrimp or something similar. My tank is 35 litres.

If any more information is required I will be glad to provide it.

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Re: Adding Neon Tetras?

Postby Carylnz » Sat Sep 01, 2012 3:16 am

This is where test kits are handy. If the tank has cycled, the ammonia and nitrites should be 0.
Whenever you add more fish the readings will rise a little before dropping back to 0.
Once they are 0 again, you can add more fish.
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Re: Adding Neon Tetras?

Postby Mitchbarnes7 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:41 am

Ah right! Well i've got a liquid test kit so no worries I'll test the water, the small rise in ammonia won't hurt them will it? + I'm going to need to a small school of Tetras - 4 or 6, will the Bioload of that amount of Tetras equate to something of a medium sized fish? I just don't want them harmed :(
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Re: Adding Neon Tetras?

Postby Carylnz » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:52 am

It should be such a little rise it will barely be noticeable.
Depends on the size of the tetras :wink:
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Re: Adding Neon Tetras?

Postby Mitchbarnes7 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 1:33 pm

Ah good good!

Also got the ceramic rings in the filter now :wink: , thanks for that! Do they need any maintenance at all or changing every once in a while?
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Re: Adding Neon Tetras?

Postby englishmx » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:18 pm

Mitchbarnes7 wrote:Ah good good!

Also got the ceramic rings in the filter now :wink: , thanks for that! Do they need any maintenance at all or changing every once in a while?


No, leave them well alone :)
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Re: Adding Neon Tetras?

Postby Mitchbarnes7 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:28 pm

Ah okay, will do! :)
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