08-29-2013, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by gema
I already have the neons in another tank and never had any issues, they are great!
I am willing to give up the GBRs for another centerpiece fish. Suggestions? Dwarf gourami?
dwarf gourami is a good choice. I sorta agree about the neon's but not really. I have gotten a lot of neon's in my time and I have to say they have problems, maybe it is the mass breeding of them and most usually have ick, or stunted growth, or a curved spine, and they seem to get cotton mouth pretty easy. Neon tetras need acidic water to live a happy life, most other fish do not need that kind of water so the neon's usually only life a couple of year opposed to a full life. Sometimes you might get lucky and find some that are healthy. If you are going to keep the neon's you need to stock with fish that need the same environment that they live in. I'll post a pic showing what kind of water neon's need to survive a full life. The type of water that you need for a neon is Tannin water. The pics show what you will want it to look like.