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New Glo Tetra Tank

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by Reido Dorito, May 11, 2018.

  1. Reido Dorito

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    A relative purchased three glo tetras (which I suppose are genetically modified white skirts?) around a year ago, but now I'm only left with one, and he tends to hide in a little house in the tank (nearly all the time). I want to purchase a bigger tank, as I feel that his current home is inadequate, and, being a schooling fish, I don't believe it's healthy for him to live in solitude. So, I'll probably end up purchasing about four more, and I'm considering buying a 10g for a school of five. Is there anything I should know before purchasing a new tank, or would that be an adequate size for a school?

    Thanks.
     
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    Nothing against a 10g tank, I've got a few sitting unused, but for a fish of this type, size and nature, I'd go for a 20g long as a minimum. Much better footprint than a 10g, a lot more options for you.
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks!
     
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    Is your tank cycled?
     
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    I don't even have a tank yet. I was just asking.
     
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    10 gallons are a bit small for whiteskirts, so yeah, a bigger tank is better.
    Having said that, I am not a fan of glowlight fish.
    They are not genetically long lived IME,
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks for the advice!

    Yeah, I know. Poor things are basically Franken-fish, having been genetically-modified like that, then trademarked like property. It's pretty disgusting to think about. Wonder if the modding has anything to do with it?
     
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    Always wondered about these types of fish.
     
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    Yeah, I don't know. Seems like every one is different. Well, at least that keeps things interesting, I guess. Haha!
     
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    I guess it's a little better than the injected fish they used to sell years ago (painted glass fish). But I wonder if it would school with normal white skirts?
     
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