i have a tank with x6 red belly p's and would like to add a tern and caribe. the current red bellys are from 7" to 9.5". whats the smallest fish I could add without problems.
imo 8 would fine for a 125nitrofish said:ok thats good to know, all these fish are in my 125 gallon, I have 6 reds and just want to add a little varity. now I know 8 in a 125 may be a bit much, but Im on top of my water changes, twice a week.
I would just get one the same size as all the rest, but have you seen the prices on those, yikes. if I can get one slightly smaller I can save $200 on just the ternenzi and close to $300 on the caribe.
geez... what were using jeff cardboard divider.....Serrapygo said:A similiar situation here.
I brought home eight 3 inch super reds and divided them off in my 125g from my seven 4-6 inch caribe. Over night somebody bowled over the divider allowing the groups to mingle.
To my somewhat surprise they are all doing just fine (for now).
I think the key may be acclimating them slowly to each other first, along with a simultaneous feeding wich may help the situation.
During the first night, while divided, they all got to be familiar with each others presents, so there was no element of surprise (wich could lead to attack).