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Marvin - 2005-11-14
Now neon tetras are nice fish to have since they are very communal fish. Having an aquarium filter which sucks the dirt of the tank is the only problem that these fishes will have. Since they are so small in size chances are that theses Neon Tetras are going to get sucked into an an aquarium filter cleaning system and get killed is pretty high since I have lost over 10 neon tetras with this problem. So I would suggest to the tetra buyers to have the filter tube be more to the very top of the aquarium and not near the bottom to keep these fishes from dying.

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Anonymous - 2005-11-11
The rummy Nose tetras are great fish and I love them alot. They generaly swim at the bottom of the aquariun, and eat the food as the filters water stream moves it down. I also Have neaon tetras, and the Rummy Nose school and hang with them. I really suggest this fish because they are beautiful and friendly.

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jessica - 2005-11-07
Cheeky, funny, interesting little guys, who have been a great fish to start with. Very hearty, as they have weathered an outbreak of ich without a spot. They even give my large three-spot gouramis a run for their money around feeding time. Would recommend to anyone, and plan to start all new tanks with a group of them, as they are so happy and easy to settle. Enjoy!

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Tommy - 2005-10-16
I've had my 10" leporinus for about 2 years now, and never had any problems with them. One is very bright on the top, possibly a male, and the other has more of a darker shade to it, hopefully a female. I haven't seen any spawning of any sort, just the usual quarraling. They are housed in a 75 with Dwarf Gourami's, Colombian Sharks, and a stingray, as well as, a 14" pleco. Never had a problem with them attacking anything. Although, they don't like the stingray too much. If you have a large tank I would recommend buying a few, although they do get quite big. There black and yellow bands are really colorful and make them stand out in aquaria. Although, they eat all the plants in the tank, they are very clever and show an acute understanding of eachother. When I drop in an algae wafer, the smaller of the two, is observed bringing the wafer to the larger one. While "he or she" is eating, the presenter is allowed to share the territory. It is quite and interesting behavoir. Tommy

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michelle - 2005-10-08
This fish should not be kept with any slow swimming, long finned, timid species. This fish is an instigator, they like to cause trouble and be in charge. At rare times however, this fish can be very passive and introverted.

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robin - 2005-09-29
I do love hachetfishes I also have a baby it is so CUTE!

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chris - 2005-09-05
I have 2 flame tetras and they have been the most hardy fish I've owned. They've outlasted just about any other fish in my aquarium and add a nice touch with there bright red coloring.

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Chazz - 2005-08-21
I recently got 5 neon tetras to start my first ever tank with (along with a female Betta) and they are the happiest little fish ever. They eat well, stay in a school.. (most of the time) and even play noticeable games with eachother, like tag! (i couldn't believe it at first!!) They are an excellent little fish if you have the right equipment for them, mine stay at the bottom of the tank.. though, they don't like going anywhere else.

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glory - 2005-08-11
they are clear and peaceful. but the males tend to fight w/ each other

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-[?]- - 2005-07-28
Great fish. Very eager eaters they are fast and active, and look great in a mini-tank. They love fish flakes and everything else. They hide sometimes, but usually very active. They brighten up when the lights are on. They grow pretty big and have very long fins. Love the color on these guys.

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