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    Which Tetra?

    Well my tank is 125 litres and contains 6 Juli Corys and 3 Honey Gouramis. I was thinking of a a school of 15?
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    Which Tetra?

    I can't really increase it because I have Juli Corys in the tank too. Green neons it is then.
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    Which Tetra?

    I'm still leaning towards the green neons after what you've just said. As for what parameters, my ph sits at around 6.8 and my temp is usually 24.5 degrees Celsius.
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    Which Tetra?

    Currently debating between green neon tetras, Cardinal Tetras and diamond head tetras. Which would you recommend and why? Currently leaning towards the green neons.
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    Recommendations for new fish? (If I have room)

    I've also heard quite a few people say that they were disappointed with their danios after purchase. The way they swim around is apparently a bit erratic and nor very relaxing.
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    Recommendations for new fish? (If I have room)

    I have quite a few plastic plans of various size and a few little hiding places in different areas of the tank. My Cory's love surfing over them and eating any algae that's on them too.
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    Recommendations for new fish? (If I have room)

    I will have a look at some danios but would their fast movements not spook the honey Gouramis? I don't do live plants in my tank but I have a few plastic lily pads on the surface for them, they actually seem to really enjoy going to the middle or even the bottom of the tank too and having a...
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    Recommendations for new fish? (If I have room)

    I was thinking of adding some neon tetras originally but I'm not too sure if that would be suitable. Peacock gobbies are an option I've looked at as well as some species of nano fish.
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    Recommendations for new fish? (If I have room)

    I currently have 5 Juli Corys, 5 five banded barbs and 3 Honey Gouramis in my 125 litre tank. I have a fluval U3 filter and my ph is around 6.8 I'm looking for some recommendations for new fish to add to the tank if you all think I have any room for more? Ideally something relatively small...
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    Fin rot (I think) is getting worse.

    That's what the general idea seems to be, although I have seen people recommend them as a quick fix to stuff like this. I imagine antibiotics aren't pleasant for the fish to deal with though.
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    Fin rot (I think) is getting worse.

    At the start I ended up with 5 males and 2 females. There isn't an awful lot of info about five banded barbs available online so i made the mistake of thinking that was okay. The LFS didn't seem to have an issue with it either. After realising it was a problem I went back and bought their last...
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    Fin rot (I think) is getting worse.

    We don't have the same strength of meds that are available in the US. The main thing over here is melafix I think? Which produces very mixed results. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Very hit and miss.
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    Fin rot (I think) is getting worse.

    Yes some of it is, my barbs used to chase each other pretty relentlessly until I added another two females to calm things down. The female in the picture is the one who was chased the most in the group. It's just trying to differentiate between tears from nipping and an infection.
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    Fin rot (I think) is getting worse.

    Correct. I was recommended seachem KanaPlex to deal with it but it's not available in the UK.
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    Fin rot (I think) is getting worse.

    I have checked my water parameters and everything is as it should be so it's not that. I've been doing 50% water changes plus vacuuming the substrate so I'll up that to 75%. The bites option seems to be the most likely cause as you've said.
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