Stocking for tetras - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 Old 01-29-2008, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Stocking for tetras

Hey everyone, I am just circling stocking options for my 14 gallon. Could 6 of each, Neon Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, and Rummy-nosed tetras work, I know its alot, but I hear that tetras dont put too much strain on an aquarium?
Follow It Home is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 Old 01-30-2008, 01:47 AM
Why both neons and cardinals? They are very similar in looks. The cardinal is more robust. I think that if you ditch the neons and stock the cardinals and Rummys, you'll be just fine.
herefishy is offline  
post #3 of 19 Old 01-30-2008, 01:56 AM
Member
 
jeaninel's Avatar
 
Aquarium
I agree. I think two schools in a 14 would be plenty. Maybe a snail to clean the bottom. :)

150 Gallon - Mostly American Cichlids
135 Gallon - Angelfish Community
75 Gallon - Odd couple (Polleni/Angelfish)
55 Gallon - African tank
20 Gallon Long - QT
10 Gallon - Empty
jeaninel is offline  
post #4 of 19 Old 01-30-2008, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Haha ok cool.
Follow It Home is offline  
post #5 of 19 Old 02-01-2008, 04:40 PM
Member
 
Mirta's Avatar
 
Sorry, I do have cardinals and neons, but in a larger tank. It is just fun to watch them, since they are different at close look and their behaviour also differs. They may school together, or sometimes those smaller neons can be a bit naughty and attack sluggish cardinals.
Mirta is offline  
post #6 of 19 Old 02-01-2008, 05:16 PM
Member
 
crazy4fish's Avatar
 
i would get 2 schools(what ever kind you want) and a snail or shrimp for the bottom.
crazy4fish is offline  
post #7 of 19 Old 02-01-2008, 08:28 PM
Member
 
Falina's Avatar
 
The rummynose are a bit bigger, and more active so if you are keen on having both neons and cardinals, I would be inclined to ditch the rummynose. Or perhaps you could consider glowlights and neons, or glowlights and cardinals? I always think these a school of each of these looks great together.
Falina is offline  
post #8 of 19 Old 02-02-2008, 10:01 AM
Member
 
crazy4fish's Avatar
 
personally i would get rummy nose and neons. i just love rummys and i wouldnt want neons and cardinals just because they look so alike.
crazy4fish is offline  
post #9 of 19 Old 04-21-2008, 09:05 PM
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeaninel
I agree. I think two schools in a 14 would be plenty. Maybe a snail to clean the bottom. :)
Don't mean to thread-jack. Jeaninel, that's sounds like a beautiful 10 gallon set-up in your signature. That is all.
Neon1 is offline  
post #10 of 19 Old 04-22-2008, 07:21 PM
Member
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
I like cardinals better than neons. They're very similar but neons color will fade over time, whereas the cardinals will remain pretty!
okiemavis is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stocking a 5G- ember tetras or puffers? redchigh Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 4 04-15-2010 12:01 PM
Do Neon Tetras school with any other fish (part. Gold Tetras or Harlequin Rasboras)? Akeath Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 11-09-2009 08:15 PM
Emperor Tetras and smaller tetras sweetwaterarabians Characins 5 08-26-2008 08:01 PM
Stocking ?? - How many tetras? It'sJames Freshwater and Tropical Fish 5 05-05-2008 10:33 PM
serpae tetras/red minor tetras resRfun Characins 5 04-16-2008 06:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome