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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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Talking This is exactly what I want to do!!

This is exactly what I want to do!!! :D
I know what you all have said, but this seems to work out perfectly!
I have the exact same tank in this video. I don't think I want ghost shrimp, but with just the tetras...what do y'all think!

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-11-2010, 07:35 PM
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I'm gonna stick to being the one who says 5 gallons is no where near enough room for neons and a betta. Neons need about 10-15 gallons IMO. They are very active and need large shoals (Hence the big tank) to feel comfortable.

I do NOT recommend it.

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Darn. I really want some fish in there! DD:

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Do shrimp have big personalities?

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Shrimp have hardly any personality LOL And I heartily agree with DH.. a 5 gallon is way too small for that set up. Not to mention Neons can and will bite betta fins if they aren't in big enough groups.

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LOL! Are shrimp intersting to watch?

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Yeah I have to agree that that tank is overstocked. =/ It's probably a pain in the but to maintain. Not to mention the fact that both are fairly aggressive fish when kept in smaller tanks.

If you want a community especially with shoaling fish the I personally think you should have at least a 10 gallon if not something in the 20-30 gallon range; so that everyone has room to swim, be happy, and in the case of the neons: be in a proper number.

If I'm not mistaken 6 is the golden number for most shoaling fish. =]

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Shrimps do have a lot of personality and they are fun to watch. I have cherry, Ghost, Black Cystal/Bee, and two unknown types myself.

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Thanks. I think before tank mates I want to plant the tank a little bit better. It is pretty plain!

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DUUUDE i was in ur same situation 2 weeks ago& I saw that vid too.. haha i say go to petsmart & buy a 10G (comes with filter, hood, food samples&coupons for $24 ALL TOGETHER) . its all aqueon brand. i then bought tetra safe start and added 2 guppies(optional). 1 week later i was gonna buy 6 neons($1 at petsmart) but realized my water is too hard for them): So i stuck with 4 White clouds ($1 at petsmart) & ( i added 2 more a couple days after).im going to sell my 5G with filter for $25. so basically im only spending $ on fish&im getting 5 more gallons for free(:

^^^thats wat i did(:


i took a chance btw with the safestrt. NEVER ADD THAT AMMOUNT OF FISH LIKE THAT IF U DO NO USE SOMETHING LIKE SAFESTART&MONITORING AMMONIA, NITRITE, &NITRATE VERY VERY CLOSELY . my ammonia topped at about 1 ppm ,never had nitrite, &i keep nitrate under 40 ppm with safestrt so it worked well for me. all my fish are happy & healthy. & a thing about neons, its preferred that they are housed in a well "matured" cycled tank. so id go with White clouds, or even other hardier tetras.

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