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Cardinals V Neons? Other options?
I'm planning on how to stock my tank. My research-internet-travel things have given me a lot of info about cardinals. The thing that sticks out to me is water hardness. Where I live, the pH is just above neutral and the water is moderately hard. I assume that rules out cardinals?
What about neons? I hear they're less finicky about water params.
What other options of tetras or any other (non cory) fish do I have if I plan on having honey gouramis?
Look into Danios. They are much more adaptable to harder water. There are a lot of choices in danios also. How hard is your water? I keep& breed Cardinals in 9dKH water.
These are the two numbers the city site provided:
7.5 grains per gallon with a range of 6.7 to 8.5 grains per gallon
92 milligrams per liter (mg/L)
Jump over on fish profiles under charachins. There is a lengthy post there about neons, and water params
What size tank? Honestly Neons prefer even more acidic water than cardinals, I'm pretty sure. They can also carry 'neon tetra disease'.
The tank is 38g.
EDIT: so if neons and cardinals don't work, how about harlequin rasboras? I hear their peaceful, do fine in my water over here, and are good-looking. please tell me they will work lol.
Rasboras will work well in your water params.
Thanks. I think I'm going to go with rasboras...Thanks for all the help!
Check out some of the micro danios, and Devarios. I keep, and breed Danio Choprae. They are colorful little fish, and peaceful.
Considering them... thanks for the suggestions!
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