Added neon tetras - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettaluver14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 374
Lightbulb Added neon tetras

i just bought 3 neon tetras to be friends with my male VT Zuko. i heard they can be great together. but i heard the tetras may nip and chase the betta. but in my case, it's the opposite! Zuko chases, flares, and nips at the poor innocent tetras and they just want to swim around in their school and mind their own business. i just bought them today, will they get used to each other and Zuko will stop? is it just because their new to each other?

Bowls=for cereal... so you eat bettas?
1 VT Zuko
1 kitten Pepper
bettaluver14 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettaluver14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 374
also here's a pic of the trio
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 162.jpg (67.4 KB, 231 views)

Bowls=for cereal... so you eat bettas?
1 VT Zuko
1 kitten Pepper
bettaluver14 is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 11:07 PM
Member
 
Goldie2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 697
Um you need more than three Neon Tetras at least 6 at most that way they can ban together and be schooling fish. Other than neat. Just add a few more buy them from the same place you got these ones from.

Proud mama of Fred,Mina,Kunsite,Luna,Raye,Winter,Jedite,Lita,Ser ena
Proud IBC Member since April 2013
http://www.myangelbettababies.webs.com
Goldie2nd is offline  
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 11:14 PM
Member
 
callistra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 3,664
This poster also posted they are only in a 2.5g tank.. Please take them back or they won't live. In addition to being schooling fish, they need a fully cycled and established tank of at least 10 gallons.

Bettas: Merlin

Under the Rainbow Bridge: Peleh HHD '11, Jayhawk 11/19/11, Fireball (avatar) 2/23/12, Okyanus 9/16/12, Pumpkin 12/02/12, Spot 2/27/13, Cougar 2/5/14, Rocky March 2014, Dreamsicle April 2014


[SIZE="1"]PENN PLAX is using metal in their ornaments, and it's KILLING our fish.
callistra is offline  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 11:17 PM
Member
 
pittipuppylove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Waverly, IA
Posts: 475
From a few of your other threads, where you say that they're all in a 2.5 gallon tank together, I'm not too suprised that there're issues... My best guess is that the problems will not resolve until either the tank is upgraded or the neons are removed (which may very well include removal through death). Neon tetras need much more room than a 2.5 gallon, or even a 5 gallon, can handle - a 10 gallon is considered by most to be the bare minimum to house this species. They also need a school of atleast 5-6 for them to do well. I'd say that between the small living quarters, small school size, and the betta, the neons are too stressed to fight back - the two species just don't have enough room to get away from each other.

I'd strongly suggest that you return the neons until you can upgrade to a suitable tank. If you can't get at least a 10 gallon tank for whatever reason, as you mentioned in another thread, I would reccomend that you look for other possible tank mates for your betta.

It's funnier in Enochian.

Last edited by pittipuppylove; 12-23-2012 at 11:25 PM.
pittipuppylove is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 11:21 PM
Member
 
Goldie2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 697
Um yeah I did not know you had such a small tank you need at least a 10g tank and um and then get more neon tetras or give them back.

Proud mama of Fred,Mina,Kunsite,Luna,Raye,Winter,Jedite,Lita,Ser ena
Proud IBC Member since April 2013
http://www.myangelbettababies.webs.com
Goldie2nd is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettaluver14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 374
yeah just to let you all know i'm on a tight budget and am literally broke... i may get a 10gal from walmart but i'm not sure

Bowls=for cereal... so you eat bettas?
1 VT Zuko
1 kitten Pepper
bettaluver14 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 11:32 AM
Member
 
Goldie2nd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Florida
Posts: 697
The walmart one are perfect I have one of those 10g ones they are great. I sdgers put the Neon Tetras in another cointainer then till you get the 10g tank.

Proud mama of Fred,Mina,Kunsite,Luna,Raye,Winter,Jedite,Lita,Ser ena
Proud IBC Member since April 2013
http://www.myangelbettababies.webs.com
Goldie2nd is offline  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettaluver14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 374
Angry

I am so MAD!!! I was 5mins close to getting that 10gal at Petco... On Christmas eve my family and I went out to dinner and after that we rushed to Petco because my dad called in and they said they have them in stock and they were closed!!! UGH... the fish actually seem happy and Zuko stopped nipping at them. They're still in the same tank and don't worry; i'm getting them that tank real soon we already have a 10gal aquarium stand. Let's hope Petco is open the next couple of days!!! I'm just glad they aren't dead
wish me luck!!! <3

Bowls=for cereal... so you eat bettas?
1 VT Zuko
1 kitten Pepper
bettaluver14 is offline  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
bettaluver14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 374
Red face

And also, once i get the 10gal; I'm planning on getting 2 more tetras :)

Bowls=for cereal... so you eat bettas?
1 VT Zuko
1 kitten Pepper
bettaluver14 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neon, black neon or glowlight tetras? clopez1 Betta Fish Compatibility 12 07-28-2012 11:19 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome