Cinnebuns Posted December 13, 2021 Share Posted December 13, 2021 I am very new to keeping fish. I was originally lead astray by some bad advice and have been working to solve the problems that arose because of it. For the past 3 weeks I have been doing a fish-in cycle with a 10-gallon tank and a fishless with a 5-gallon. I just today obtained a 29-gallon tank. The plan was to fishless cycle the 29 while continuing to fish-in cycle the 10. Once the 29 was finished cycling I was going to put the fish currently occupying the 10 into the 29 and add to it. The problem comes in that I recently discovered that although I was originally told the fish I currently have are compatible, I am not finding conflicting info as to if this is true or not. I currently have 3 glo tetras (black skirt tetras) and 1 male guppy. The original plan was to increase those numbers to 6 tetras and 4-5 male guppies. I am now reading that the tetras can nip at the male guppies and possibly kill them making them incompatible. However, I have also read that if you keep the tetras in a large enough school (6+) that this will not happen. I'm so confused as to if I should continue with my plan or scrap it and find a different solution. It's especially frustrating considering I already have some of the fish. It is interesting to note I have not seen ANY fin nipping from the tetras. I dont wanna fool myself to think that that could be because they are young and small though. If I had to decide between the 2 species I would probably pick guppies, however that runs the added issue that I have more of the tetras currently. Questions then are: 1. Are these fish compatible? 2. If not, how would you suggest going from here? Current tanks available are 29, 10, and 5. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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