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post #11 of 13 Old 02-11-2010, 10:37 PM
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Also, tank size has a lot to do with it. Tetras will APPEAR to school together in a small tank, because they have no choice.

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post #12 of 13 Old 02-11-2010, 10:45 PM
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Having never owned them myself, do neons and cardinals shoal together?

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post #13 of 13 Old 02-11-2010, 11:44 PM
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Neon tetras prefer cooler water than cardinal tetras would appreciate and would not be a good fit in the long term. One or the other would be uncomfortable = stress,= sick fish.
In my expierience,neons do best in the long term with temperatures not much above 75 degrees F while cardinals prefer temps between 78 and 82 degrees.
Both prefer rather soft water as opposed to hard ,alkaline water.

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