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Lupin 01-23-2007 10:17 PM

Cardinals vs. Neons
Now I'm driven by my curiosity as to which fish you prefer and why.:mrgreen:

Cardinals maybe. I have problems with the neon lot.:blink: Due to mass production and inbreeding, I'm driven to an extent that I will refuse to buy any more neons. 'Tis always advisable to quarantine these fish before introducing them to your tank to prevent the risk of Neon Tetra Disease(NTD) caused by Plistophora.

herefishy 01-23-2007 10:21 PM

Well Blue, Cardinals are bigger, heartier, and more colorful. At least the red goes clear back to the tail. Neons fade and die much to easily for me and I can usually keep the frailest of fish. Cardinals have my vote.

Lupin 01-23-2007 10:25 PM

Poll added. I voted for cardinals due to the problems with neons. To be honest, neons are more troublesome than the rummies.:redmad: :frustrated: They may not die during transport which rummies are often known for but their susceptibility to NTD even though it rarely occurs drives fear in myself not to introduce them anymore in my tank. Maybe I'd rather get a new tank and keep neons by themselves.:dunno: They're a bit irresistible to me.:checkedout: :shake:

flatcam1 01-23-2007 11:21 PM

Even though i only keep neons, i love the cardinals......

cardinals have got my vote.... :D

pleco_cory_fan 01-24-2007 12:03 AM

I keep both but i love cardinals little extra sheen.

Lupin 01-24-2007 03:04 AM

Argh!! I'm so stupid for being late to get more cardinals.:frustrated: Ended up only 4.:sob: Why is it I'm always late for batches of tetras?:shake:

I'm late for red phantoms and got 11 as the last batch..
I'm late for black neons and got only 1.
I'm late for flame tetras and got only 1.

And now the cardinals? I don't believe this.:frustrated: :blink:

xingumike 01-24-2007 03:13 AM

Cards all the way, neons are for girls :P

flatcam1 01-24-2007 03:17 AM


Originally Posted by xingumike
Cards all the way, neons are for girls :P

HEY!! i own neons! just a few though, but i really like the cardinals but i only own neons because of how expensive cardinals are....:Doh:

Amphitrite 01-24-2007 03:20 AM


Originally Posted by xingumike
Cards all the way, neons are for girls :P

Hey.. you looking for a fight?? :P

Lupin 01-24-2007 03:22 AM

You know..for one thing..I was amazed at how the cardinals adapted too fast in my tank.:shock2: I still have some more tetras to get.:mrgreen: :crazy:

I'm rehoming my remaining three young angels in a new tank so they will stop harassing any new fish.:)

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