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