04-03-2011, 08:16 AM
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Neon Tetras Afraid of Light?
Is it normal for neon tetras to stay at the bottom with the light on? I have had my 8 neon tetras in my 10 gallon aquarium for about 4 weeks now. The water parameters are fine and within normal range. With the aquarium hood light off, the tetras tend to swim more and higher, and they accomodate the whole tank. The only time they swim away from the bottom corner of my tank with the light on is during feeding time. They get excited and dart up and down to get the food. I have ornaments and fake plants in my tank. I see videos where their tetras are actively swimming even when the light is on, and I was wondering how I could get mine to be like that.
Is there anything I could do to make them more active swimmers with the light on?