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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Neon Tetra Murder!!!!!!

I woke up this morning and I found one of my Neon Tetras dead!!!!! I have them in a 10gal tank with my male betta so i asumed he was the culprit but I noticed the tetra are fighting each other. There is one tetra in the corner of the tank near the bottom and he/she attacks anything that comes near and i also noticed that they arent swimming together like normal.... whats going on????
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 01:22 PM
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they only swim together when stressed or frightened.how big is your tank? how many fishes are in it? is there enough hiding places?

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I have them in a 10 gal tank with lots of plants and a log... I have 4 tetras now was going to buy 4 more today if i can get them to stop attacking each other
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Personally, I wouldn't have fewer than 6 at any given time. They seem to be more comfortable in larger numbers.

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Personally, I wouldn't have fewer than 6 at any given time. They seem to be more comfortable in larger numbers.
Thats why i was gonna buy 4 more... When i got them saturday i didnt know they needed at least 6
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I'm glad you are learning about your fish. Best of luck with them.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 06:32 AM
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yeah small shoal fishes need at least 6

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 07:04 AM
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I think that might be your problem. When my population dropped to 4 from 6 they became quite mean with each other. I think if you baught the 4 more the aggression will tail off.

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Thanks everyone i bought 4 more snd everything seems to be ok now!!! :)

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Great to hear :D I found my tetras were more entertaining in their group of 7. :) Enjoy.

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