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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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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.
My neon tetras don't have that blue line that they are supposed to have. Their line is green.
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.
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.
(1)I have bright pink gravel and my neon tetras don't seem to mind it at all. They don't hide in the shady areas. I think if they are given an aquarium with half bright and half dark, they may choose the dark side, but I have a feeling they do get used to a tank with bright gravel very quickly. (2) When introducing larger fish (even a little bit larger) the neons tend to be intimidated. I think it is best to make sure the neon school is always more numerous than the other schools since the neons are peaceful and easily intimidated.
Neon Tetras are sweet! I just bought 3 today and now i figured out that I have 2 males and 1 female.
I have only just started my aquarium, but I still believe these fish are one of the best aquarium fish yet. They are quite active and at my house have even grown to like being pushed up and down by the filter current. :) I recommend these fish to anyone with an aquarium.
I have 4 tanks that hold 5 gallons. I started with simple fish like minnows and now moved on to these fancy fish.( I think their fancy). I have used this website to set up my tetra tank and this is great information.THANKs.
I bought 5 neon tetras and 2 pictus cats, 3 days later I had 1 neon tetra and 2 pictus cats, lol. Dont put neon tetras in a tank with pictus cats or larger fish. Also I would suggest an undergravel filter with Neons I had neons in two seperate aquariums and 2 different times some of my neons got caught in the filter intake.Of course after I turned off the filter the Neon sank to the bottom and the Pictus cats gobbled him up.
We get neons by the dozens and we have to do it from time to time because they do not last as long as they should. Now I realize if we got the $4/each ones it would be more responsible, but the 50 cent/each ones allow quantities of 75 at a time. They do look so wonderful in large schools though. They share their 90 gallon heavily planted and filtered auto-c02 controlled tank with 9 Clown Loaches, couple pearl gouramis, dozen rummynose, handful of glasscats, handful of bleedingheart tetras, couple catfish and a handful of cories. Wish I could afford 75 of the $4/each ones! They are stunning.
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Your tank is overstocked.