Let me add that for the last 4 months I've been maintaining a 1 gallon tank. My fish Sam (the betta) was quite happy in his 1 gallon tank. The tank after all was an upgrade from a pint hexagon that Sam lived in for 2 months. The hexagon was an upgrade from the cup at the store. Well I got a plant and the plants became plants, and then I was looking at tanks and then next thing I knew I was setting up a 15 gallon tank. Mind you that is a BIG freaking tank for a 3 inch fish.
Being no stranger I bought a bacteria culture 15 pounds of gravel; and transplanted the plants from the one gallon to the 15 gallon. I then dropped a dwarf Lilly bulb in the tank because I now have space for such a plant. I have also added 6 neon tetras because I didn't want Sam to declare the entire tank his. Next week I plan on adding 6 Harlequin Rasboras.... I'm not sure after that.
My question is, how much food do 6 neon tetras need? I'm used to dropping 4-5 pellets for 1 fish. The neon tetras are a blast to watch but I can tell they're hungry. SAM eats flake food, I got a Betta that eats everything! I trained him to do such things, but never intended it this well. However The tetras love his crumbs. Reminds me of Sharks and ramoras, though they, the tetras, attack food like tiny pirranahs. I just want to make sure I feed them adequately. Food usually last a little less than a minute or two.
A betta that eats flake food... go figure. I added a bacteria culture upon set up and used water from a previous tank to give the new tank a boost. It has several plants as well, and more will come in the future.
After Rasboras I'm thinking a couple of pygmy Corys.... Maybe shrimps and snails.... Any ideas?????