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Old 07-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #1 
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Neon, black neon or glowlight tetras?

Trying to choose between the 3 above..a small school of 5 or 6 to go in with my betta and mystery snail. Would love suggestions, pros and cons and why you chose whichever you chose.
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First of all, how big is your tank? I have neon tetras in my 30 g soroity tank. I love neons because they are so pretty. You should get at least 6 because any fewer and they don't feel comfortable since they are shoaling fish.
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it's a 10 gallon.
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OK, 6 should be OK as long as there is only 1 betta along with the mystery snail of course.
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Yes that's all there will be plus running 2 HOB filters both for 20 gallon tanks so bioload is no problemo,
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I would get cardinals instead of Neons, they are a bit brighter and look lovely in shoal
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Don't they get bigger than neons?
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Yes but not much. I have a shoal of neons and cardinals together and there is hardly any difference apart from more colour on the cardinals
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #9 
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Sweet..I hear they are hardier too..For a buck more a fish they dang well better be.
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I would get cardinals instead of Neons, they are a bit brighter and look lovely in shoal
I haven't had much luck keeping cardinals alive. They require softer water than I have.
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