I am interested in puting neon tetras in a new 10 gallon tank I got but I don't know how many to buy
I would get a maximum of 5. 10 Gallon aquariums can be a headache if overstocked. Hell, they're are a headache sometimes when they understocked
Not trying to discourage you of course, just adding my two cents. But go with 5!
the most I would get is 5 or 6 neon tetras in there. but i would just save a little longer to get a 20 gallon tank if i was you.
I think you can get 15 neon tetras according to yahoo answers, but that is way to much. Try about 6 or 7, and you can add a dwarf gourami if you like. Hope it helps!!
As mentioned above, overcrowding invites problems.
You could put 7 or 8 in there but I would stick with 6 as you can also put some other fish in there. I wouldn't put guppies or mollies in there as they like hard water and neon tetras like soft water. You could put in some danios, a platy or 2, or some other types of tetras.
Neon are small fish so if you go with just them you can add 10 and only be at 81% capacity according to aqadvisor.com. I've always found them to have good stocking recommendations. Make sure to do weekly partial water changes and you shouldn't have any problems.
Yes try 6 or 7. They like bigger groups as they feel more safe. This of course is if it's a neon only tank. Just keep a close eye on fish behavior and water parameters. Aggressiveness is also a sign of overcrowding. I don't think you will have a problem.
I say that 8 or 9 and 2 silver hatchet fish in a ten gallon tank would be good. If you like the fish that swim around a lot that's the way to go as my 8 hatchet fish have their own mini school and are as happy as ever!
Hatchet fish like to live in groups of 5 or more, that would be too much on a tank that small. I would stay away from those. A nice school of tetras would be good
I just bought my guppies and tetras today the first time u go u get 4 and let them settle then u wait 10 days then get the 3 u can only have 7 max in a 10 gallon tank
5 or six would be ok. but tis WAY to much! if you want that many I would stick to a twenty gallon tank. for a ten gallon tank the local pet store said one inch per gallon. hope I helped!
I think for every inch of fish (minus the tail) needs one gallon of water.
Try 6, they will feel safe.
I could be wrong, but I think 2 cory catfish would also work. I have 2 pandas with 3 tetras (1 died) and a couple of other fish, they don't really mind. Watch behavior though.
Also add plants and decor. I have a little cave that they sleep in at night. Really cool stuff.
Watch for Neon Tetra Disease, though. That's how I lost mine. Hope this helps!
It's best you avoid putting Neon Tetras in a 10g. Yes, they're small enough where it looks okay, BUT with Neon Tetras they enjoy large schools, and lots of space to swim around. In a 10g they will be cramped and inactive.
I agree. Neon tetras are very active and need plenty of swimming room. Crowding them into a ten gallon tank will not provide an appropriate environment. An aquarium that size is workable for a pair of small labyrinth fish like dwarf or even smaller gouramis. As an alternative, it can house a colony of miniature freshwater shrimp or a single, male betta.