04-23-2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Olympia
I'd consider upping the group. Tetra are pretty long lived in general, bad care may have reduced that for these guys.
Maybe yours are two males that ignore each other since there's no ladies around? :p
That is very possible. I saw them on occssion in my nephews tank. I would sometimes clean it when I went over there but wasn't there enough, to be considered good maintanance. I still figured it was better then never cleaning it. It would likely never have been cleaned if it were not for me nagging my sister. I am sure that is what finally made her get rid of the tank. She wants pets but doesn't want to put anything into them. I have always been the one to do the care. I even go to trim her dogs nails or they wouldn't get cut. I have taken her to the vet as well.
I wish I knew how long these guys were going to last. If I knew they were good for another year or so, I might think about adding more of those and something else to make them happy. That said, I don't wish to plan the tank around them as they are not a favorite fish. If they are not going to last long, I don't want to be stuck with a whole bunch of fish I wasn't excited about in the first place, if that makes sense?
The poor things have gone from very dirty tank to one that is over cleaned because of a clean freak owner. ha ha I have also tossed around the idea of getting rid of this tank when the inhabitants are gone.