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Follow It Home 01-29-2008 10:43 PM

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?

herefishy 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.

jeaninel 01-30-2008 01:56 AM

I agree. I think two schools in a 14 would be plenty. Maybe a snail to clean the bottom. :)

Follow It Home 01-30-2008 07:10 PM

Haha ok cool.

Mirta 02-01-2008 04:40 PM

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.

crazy4fish 02-01-2008 05:16 PM

i would get 2 schools(what ever kind you want) and a snail or shrimp for the bottom. :wink:

Falina 02-01-2008 08:28 PM

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.

crazy4fish 02-02-2008 10:01 AM

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. :wink:

Neon1 04-21-2008 09:05 PM

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.

okiemavis 04-22-2008 07:21 PM

I like cardinals better than neons. They're very similar but neons color will fade over time, whereas the cardinals will remain pretty!


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