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john - 2006-05-30
I have 23 neons, and Ive added them to the tank with a really nice looking betta and a golden gourami and 2 other goldfishes. They seem to school together at first and were really pale but now they seem happy. I'm worried that the filter might suck them in though so I just bought a new one. Oh and note this when I checked my neons I found a cardinal tetra! Must have got caught in the local aquarium shop! And Ive noticed the colour changed if you put nice sand or pebbles for them. Good luck with your neon tetras!

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J - 2006-05-21
This is a great fish! Great for community tanks WITHOUT fin-nippers.
In our tank about 3 years ago, they were healthy, but something nipped their fins off. Back then we had goldfish, neon tetras, black skirt tetras, glowlight tetras, and a common pleco.

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Dave - 2006-05-12
these fish can be total tyrants. though they are alright with the same species and other tetras, they can totally dominate other slow movers, ESPECIALLY BETTAS. more than likely fish with long fins will not have those long fins the next day. they pick on newcomers too. they are an easy fish to keep, very hardy, and no special care required.

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muhammad sami - 2006-05-10
i have quite an experience in aquarium fishes. My favourites are off course tetras and above all are neons. i have 90 neon tetras, 20 harliquin rasboras, 12 rummy nose, and 12 black neons in a tank with many varities of plants, rocks, and wood. My harliquins have bred once but neons havent. they spawn very much but i have not yet seen a fry roaming in my tank. Neons are the best fishes for a community tank. The white spots is a common disease in neons, some people say that it is not curable but when ever my neons are effected with this disease i have always get success in curing it. Chloromycitin capsules works brilliantly, much much better than methyline blue.

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Dave - 2006-05-08
this is a great tetra, very easy to care for. but i have noticed that when this fish reaches the end of its life it may come down with dropsy disease. i have had 20 of these in a 55 gal. tank and 14 of which came down with dropsy. they were about 5 years old.

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SC13NTIFIC - 2006-04-26
Definately keep these fish in schools. I have seven in a tank with a glass tetra (who thinks he's a serpae) and a rainbow shark. They stay together and are fun to watch especially when feeding. Whenever I add other smaller fish (neons, etc) the Serpae tend to destroy them. I would avoid adding anything to your tank smaller than the serpae's.

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alex h - 2006-04-23
I have 2 Von Rio tetra and they are the bright fish in my tank!

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Animal-World info on Neon Tetra
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fishermanbob - 2006-04-21
My neon tetras don't have that blue line that they are supposed to have. Their line is green.

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Gage - 2006-04-19
The silver dollar is my favorite top feeder fish. i have my silver dollar with an angelfish, 3 plecos, a few loaches, an african knife, and a baby whale. my silver dollar is my most peaceful fish i have.

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Erik - 2006-04-19
These are great fish for small tanks, and are very humorous. I made an aquarium out of an old mac which is about a 2 gallon tank. I have it paired with a neon tetra at the moment. They are very active, almost to the point of being funny. you can tell how eager they are to eat by when you put food in the tank. he just goes nuts darting all around trying to get the food. They are truly great fish, in fact in a few days I plan on buying another. The only advice that I can give people is don't go to giant chain stores where the employees there know nothing about the fish they are selling, its best to go to a smaller community store where the people actually know how to care for the fish.

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