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KSASTER2 02-28-2010 09:55 AM

New 30g tank... Neons are fighting!!!
Fish have been in the tank for 3 days. Everything was fine. Today they won't stop attacking each other. I thought these were supposed to be peaceful fish? Should I remove them? I plan on stocking more fish next week.

JohnnyD44 02-28-2010 06:19 PM

how many do you have and what are your parameters?

PRichs87 03-03-2010 05:37 PM

I do not know about neons, but most tetras play fight. They chase each other around the tank and might nip each others fins, but will not do serious damage to each other.

Byron 03-04-2010 07:30 PM

All tetras must be kept in a group, six is usually a minimum number but in adequate space more would be better. They are shoaling fish that often interact in various ways, and without sufficient numbers they will be stressed, leading to health issues. Before you add other fish, ensure you have a sufficient-sized group so they will be healthier.

Austin 03-04-2010 07:38 PM

My neons did that when I had them. As long as they aren't showing phycial wounds they are probably ok.

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