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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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A few weeks ago I bought a new betta fish, Jack, he is an orange VT. I put him in a beautifully decorated ten gal that is filtered and has a heater. I thought jack looked lovely in the tank but I wanted to try and add neon tetras with him. I told my parents this and they said I MIGHT be allowed to later. Sunday they suprised me and went out and bought me three neon tetras! I was so excited about adding them but scared about how jack would react to his new tank mates. And well to make a long story short it all is working out! Jack doesn't seem to mind them at all, and the neons don't bother him. They really added color and life to my tank! I'm really glad I added them and I hope I will be allowed to add three more to the tank soon!

Do you have any neon tetras with a betta? If so, how did it work out? Any advice for me??? :)

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My advice is to get at least two more. They need larger schools. But yay that they worked out! Just need to get a couple more is all. They're fine with Bettas.

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Yes, as Sweeda said, they do appreciate larger schools and are less insecure/nippy in schools of 6+. Just be careful with neons as if your tank is only 3 weeks old, it is very unlikely for it to be cycled and neons are very fragile fish, which means that they usually only thrive in tanks with pristine water quality which unless you do very frequent larger water changes in your tank, would be hard to maintain until It is properly cycled

Good to know that the fish are doing well together!

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My advice is to get at least two more. They need larger schools. But yay that they worked out! Just need to get a couple more is all. They're fine with Bettas.
Thanks for the advice! I hope to get some more soon! :)

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Yes, as Sweeda said, they do appreciate larger schools and are less insecure/nippy in schools of 6+. Just be careful with neons as if your tank is only 3 weeks old, it is very unlikely for it to be cycled and neons are very fragile fish, which means that they usually only thrive in tanks with pristine water quality which unless you do very frequent larger water changes in your tank, would be hard to maintain until It is properly cycled

Good to know that the fish are doing well together!
I wasn't aware that I was supposed to cycle the tank, but I am doing a 25% change every 3 days and 100% change every week. Will this be okay? or should I do more frequent changes? Thanks:)

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Yes. You should cycle the tank before fully stocking it or having very sensitive fish as the ammonia level will build up quickly. Instead of doing the water change percentage you are doing now, I would invest in a liquid test kit and when the ammonia/nitrites go above .25 ppm. Do a 75% water change

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