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post #1 of 4 Old 07-08-2008, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Do black neon tetras school?

I would like to make these beautiful fish the centerpiece of my 55G and add about 15-18 of them. Will they school and be active or are they boring? Is 15-18 too many? Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-09-2008, 12:56 AM
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Black neons are schooling fish. I don't think they'll school with other types of tetras, but they will school together. 15-18 would make for a great looking group in your aquarium.

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Tetras normally will not group together unless they feel threatened or insecured. A few exceptions would be rummy-nose tetras that school around tightly no matter the circumstances.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-05-2008, 09:48 PM
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Black neons are the least active tetras I've kept. Sure, they school - they all hide in the same clump of plants.

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