Well, it's an experiment, but I fed them (and mushed the flakes to neon sized pieces) then turned off one of the two tank lights. The Neons seem to have calmed down and for the most part, are swimming together without charging each other. But not convinced yet.
It's interesting that they didn't act at all like this in the 10g. go figure.
My vision was a community tank with live bearers and a couple of Angel fish. Until coming here, I didn't realize that when they grow larger, Angel fish see Neons as food. Abbey quite liked the Neons, so we got a few, 3 at first. Then got 3 more after learning they do best with at least 6.
I didn't realize that Angel fish need a group of at least 5, which is more than I had in mind anyway. But then again, my vision didn't really include the red wag platys and the 20 some fry! that now live in the 10g. I think
I need to have my vision checked.