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Old 11-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #11 
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I think you should put them in a few floating boxes and see how he reacts instead.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:31 AM   #12 
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Neon deaths if you have any may not be the Bettas fault. They are super sensitive fish. This is the one and only fish I recommend buying from Walmart though. They seem to have hardy stock then Petco and Petsmart which have the same supplier. If you have a Mom and Pop place to buy them it's hit or miss. Jumbo Neons are a better choice then traditional sized Neons. They aren't plagued as badly with inbreeding yet.

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Old 11-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #13 
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Good luck to you! There is a reason they call bettas "gateway fish" I guess...maybe the tank compatibility thing plays into that frequently.

You get a betta and some other fish...the other fish need their own space, the betta needs it's own tank, and then it's just downhill (or uphill, depends on how you look at it) from there!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #14 
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Neon deaths if you have any may not be the Bettas fault. They are super sensitive fish. This is the one and only fish I recommend buying from Walmart though. They seem to have hardy stock then Petco and Petsmart which have the same supplier. If you have a Mom and Pop place to buy them it's hit or miss. Jumbo Neons are a better choice then traditional sized Neons. They aren't plagued as badly with inbreeding yet.
What is the difference between Jumbo and traditional anyways?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #15 
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Jumbo reach about 2"
Regular reach about 0.85 " to 1-1/2"

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So just size? No genetic difference or diet?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:41 PM   #17 
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Nope and Jumbos suffer less from mass inbreeding then regular Neons. That's the big different. Cardinal Tetras are so hardier then Neon Tetras.
Cardinals have a full red stripe as oppose to the half Neon stripe.
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Wait how do they suffer less inbreeding if they have the same genes?
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:57 PM   #19 
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Jumbo Neons newer to fresh water aquariums. They have not been breed as much in captive. Most regular Neon tetras come from captive stock and have been in captivity bred for many years. I suspect regular Neons size is also a byproduct of massive inbreeding where as Jumbos are the natural size. Cardinals are also relatively new to freshwater aquariums. They share the same size as Jumbos. All of these fish come from South American black water streams
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Oh so Jumbo do not come from captive stock.
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