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Old 11-22-2010, 07:38 PM   #11
 
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glowfish and neons are shoaling fish and do best in groups of 6 or more. How many at a time are you purchasing. If you are buying one or two at a time, then they are probably stressed out from not being in a group and this could be contributing to them disappearing.

How long have you had your aquarium running and how long have you had the fish in there? What other fish are in there?
What are your levels for:
ammonia
nitrite
nitrate
Ok cmc29, here is the info you asked for.

Acidic low (ph)
nitrites are safe
the water is very hard
low alkalinity
nitrates are unsafe
and ammonia is in the harmful range

Here are the fish we have

3 mixed fruit tetras
serpae tetra
giant danio
H. fin tetra
Platy
picus catfish
and a bala shark

we have no cherry shrimp or snails although we did buy 2 ghost shrimp when we first set up the tank. Havent seen them for awhile but they are really good at hiding. They could still be there or they could be gone, there is no telling. We have had the tank a little over a month.

not sure how to fix the nitrates or ammonia, as far as the rest of them, thats what they read but I have no idea what range they should be in. I will get to walmart and try to find something to fix them, but was wondering if there is any home remedy we could use instead. Im getting a little low on money, lol. Thanks!!!

Angela
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:42 PM   #12
 
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My money is on the pictus cat eating your fish. They are predatory catfish....
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #13
 
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Agree with jaysee defo the pictus cat..
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #14
 
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Yep the catfish will eat them overnight.
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Old 11-25-2010, 07:32 PM   #15
 
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Hungary Tank Mates???? Contact Monk!!!
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:59 AM   #16
 
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Hungary Tank Mates???? Contact Monk!!!
that was such a good show.... I'm still sad that it ended
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:36 PM   #17
 
"This" topic is what brought me here for information and registering. I know this is a bad combo a 4" goldfish(my son won at school 3 monts ago, that started my aquarium endeavor) with my 6 red eyed tetra and my disappearing originally 6, now 2 neon tetra, oh and my Pleco. So feeding, I've read everywhere not to over feed your fish, basicaly "not more then they can eat in 5 minutes, not more then 3 times a day", etc.. So why do the Neon Tetra keep getting eaten? I originally thought it was the goldfish eating them overnight, but this morning I saw one of the Red Eyed Tetra swimming around with part of a Neon body.. Any info any one of your seasoned enthusiasts can offer? \:)
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:42 PM   #18
 
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"This" topic is what brought me here for information and registering. I know this is a bad combo a 4" goldfish(my son won at school 3 monts ago, that started my aquarium endeavor) with my 6 red eyed tetra and my disappearing originally 6, now 2 neon tetra, oh and my Pleco. So feeding, I've read everywhere not to over feed your fish, basicaly "not more then they can eat in 5 minutes, not more then 3 times a day", etc.. So why do the Neon Tetra keep getting eaten? I originally thought it was the goldfish eating them overnight, but this morning I saw one of the Red Eyed Tetra swimming around with part of a Neon body.. Any info any one of your seasoned enthusiasts can offer? \:)
welcome to the forum :D first things first. how big is the tank? goldfish are cold water fish, and the tetras are tropical fish (warm water 78 degrees F). so already they dont mix.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:48 PM   #19
 
Thanks,yes, that's what I hear, its a 29 gal tank. I just don't want to get rid of him, because he was our "first fish", my son even named "Jiminy". He's been in my tank 3 months at 79 degrees, but I can't find anywhere that he would eat other fish, however I could of sworn I seen him suck one in his mouth one morning.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:58 PM   #20
 
Guess my question really is, do I give up adding "color" to my new tank with Neon Tetra, due to the bigger fish eating them, if so does anyone have any recommendations for a colorful fish, that a "newbie" aquarium owner can handle?
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