04-06-2008, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by okiemavis
I'd recommend cardinals over neons. They're a little bit brighter colored, and they won't loose their color as they get old. You could also try for something smaller, like the celestial pearl danio (I know, not a tetra). With shoaling fish, the bigger the group, the cooler they look, and smaller means you can fit more. Plus, they're happier in larger groups.
Cardinals do have lovlier color, but can be harder to find and a bit pricer than Neons because of that. I agree that Danios are great too. They also make a great dither for lazy fish.