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Could I get more fish?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by euphoria, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. euphoria

    euphoria New Member

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    20gal, 5 black skirt tetras, 4 ottos, 1 sae, 3 nerite snails. Do I have to many fish to get more?
     
  2. euphoria

    euphoria New Member

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    I would like some guppies
     
  3. ShadowMac

    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    you can add more fish. 6 guppies would be good. have a plan for the babies
     
  4. Fizgig777

    Fizgig777 New Member

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    Tetras and Guppies don't mix... Tetras are notorious fin nippers... Your Guppies will be neither happy nor healthy mixed in with them. Better bet is another type of Tetra. Best bet is to up the numbers on the BST's you currently have to 10 or so. Ottos also prefer to be in groups of 6 or more.
     
  5. Lafataa

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    If you decide to get more Otos, keep in mind they may starve in a 20g.

    That 1 inch of fish per gallon is a lie. While it's *sort of* a good rule of thumb, it does not take into consideration filtration, plants, waste produced by the fish or "thickness" of the fish. As an example, 20 inches of larger fish like Gouramis, Plecos or Oscars in a 20g would be disastrous.

    Tetras are schooling fish so they like 5+ amounts. You already have five so they'd be even happier if you had more. As long as you have adequate filtration you should be fine with adding 5-6 more compatible fish.

    My only concern is for your Otos. They eat a TON so be sure to supplement their diet, especially with a SAE and snails. A fat Oto is a happy Oto!
     
  6. euphoria

    euphoria New Member

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    Cool thanks! I keep a close eye on my ottos, they are my fav. They are pretty chunky lil guys!
     

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