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The Neon Tetra has been in the hobby for many years, and is still the most popular of all aquarium fishes!
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Neon Tetras are very enjoyable fish. I've had a school of 6 of these for 2 weeks now. They don't mind my Espe's Rasboras. They swim in and out of the plants and keep themselves to the middle of the water column.
They are very cute, playful and peaceful. I'd recommend these to anyone looking for something small to brighten up a planted aquarium.
I added 10 of these fish into my 165 litre tank, and they settled in right away! These fish seem to really like planted tanks and having wood in the tank really helps because of the tea colour it creates. They should be kept in large shoals and in a peaceful tank with other small south american species. Although discus fish and angelfish should be avoided. These are very entertaining to watch and I will definitely be getting 5-10 more of these fish to add to my tank!
I have 3 neon tetras in a baby BioOrb. I found that it is necessary to change 20-30% of their water once a week. I use distilled water because I found tap water to be too harsh even with the water conditioner treatment. I feed them flaked food about 3 times a day except on the weekends when they don't receive any food. I've had them for almost 7 months and they appear fine. I learned to keep the room temperature a little warmer than I like it (about 69), otherwise they become sluggish and won't eat. I bought bloodworms (freeze dried) to see if they might want a little variety in their diet. I've only seen the snails eat the bloodworms. 2 usually go behind the large rock and 1 stays in front to watch me. The one usually just stares at me with the 2 blue eyes at around feeding time telling me it's time. I don't use the light that came with the BioOrb because Neons like it dark and spooky.
I have 5 neon tetras at the moment but am thinking of getting some more. Neon tetras have become my number one favourite fish species since my plec (Geogre - RIP) sadly departed this world for fish heaven. So I say, neon tetras rule ok!
I love these fish, I got them 2/1/2009, and I am excited to have them. You can almost see right through them. I have three betta fish named Swimmer, fins, and betta, with three neon tetra. They always stay in a school. They are pretty when swimming, but when they are at the bottom of the tank you can barely see them.
A very fun fish! They look really good in bigger schools and should be kept in groups of atleast 5. I found that they're fairly sensitive at first though, and lost several to the filter intake too:( Once settled in they make a great addition to your tank!
I have had my fish for 2 hours. I can tell it likes to school and it is fine with my angel.
I have 5 Neons. I love these fish, they are so fun to watch. They are little schoolers. I 4 Glowlights, 4 Goldfish, and 1 clown loach. They all get along just fine. I love to sit in front of their tank and watch them for hours. The neons are good for beginners.
I love these little fish. i just got 6 of them today along with 5 black neon tetras and a blue german ram cichlid. They seemed to be a little scared at first and mainly stayed at the bottom of the tank along with the black neons, but after they got used to their new surroundings they are swimming all over the tank. The larger neons swim in pairs of 2 as the smaller ones swim in a larger group, the fish seem very happy and healty and are doing fine i plan to get more fish from the same family later on, nice additon to my community aquarium!!
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!