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post #1 of 9 Old 11-01-2009, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Will Neons school with Black Neons??

Hi all, I have a tank with 5 black neon tetras, and was thinking about getting some neons, and I was wondering if I could just get a couple and let them shoal with the black neons, or if I needed to get a whole group of neons as well.

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-01-2009, 02:51 AM
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Each of those species will school school with their own kind, not typically together. Keep the sizes of the 2 species close so the new neons don't become food for the black neons.

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post #4 of 9 Old 11-05-2009, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Good to know, thanks!
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-10-2009, 03:49 PM
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In my planted tank, the neons and black tetras don't even school with their own kind. They are all loners.
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-02-2009, 10:33 PM
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I have added 4 new black tetras and they school with the neons. Not sure how long they will do that. Interesting. Before, my wife had both kinds and they didn't school togeather but we got those from petco and they died within 2-4 days.
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-09-2009, 10:46 PM
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In my planted tank, the neons and black tetras don't even school with their own kind. They are all loners.
In the absense of some larger "threatening" fish, tetras tend to spread out throughout the tank.

I keep neons, black neons and flame tetras together. They don't school together, although sometimes one school will be in the midst of another and it can look like they are.

I can't see a black neon eating a neon....
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post #8 of 9 Old 12-10-2009, 08:17 AM
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I dont have black neons---but I do have normal neons--they school very tightly together---probably has something to do with the 4.5 inch Rainbow Shark that patrols the tank.
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-20-2009, 01:19 AM
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interesting, I was going to ask this question as well, lol.

Good to know! too bad I can't put 2 neons with 2 black neons... oh well :)
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