Help me with tetras?

rhyssutherland2002

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I'm experienced in fishkeeping.
I'm redoing my aquarium, and having a tetra tank of about 100 tetras.
I know the general rule is 6+ per kind of tetra.
Would I be able to do 4 of each kind up to 100 fish?
Would this work?
I know less than 6 of each kind usually means there could be aggression but seen as there's so many other distractions would it matter ?
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Welcome to TFF.

What size is the tank? How is it filtered?

Regardless, tetras need to be in groups of 8, at minimum...10 is better, more even better than that
 

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I concur with above members, always have sizable groups of a shoaling species. For most, 10-12 is what should be considered minimum. Some species, especially those that have a tendency to be somewhat aggressive require even more, say 15-20. How many species will depend upon the species, and the tank size. Not all tetras can be housed in the same tank.
 

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