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gilfish 07-08-2008 11:12 PM

Do black neon tetras school?
 
I would like to make these beautiful fish the centerpiece of my 55G and add about 15-18 of them. Will they school and be active or are they boring? Is 15-18 too many? Thanks.

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iamntbatman 07-09-2008 12:56 AM

Black neons are schooling fish. I don't think they'll school with other types of tetras, but they will school together. 15-18 would make for a great looking group in your aquarium.

Lupin 07-09-2008 04:34 AM

Tetras normally will not group together unless they feel threatened or insecured. A few exceptions would be rummy-nose tetras that school around tightly no matter the circumstances.

tophat665 08-05-2008 09:48 PM

Black neons are the least active tetras I've kept. Sure, they school - they all hide in the same clump of plants.

YMMV


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