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post #21 of 27 Old 02-08-2015, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Next of my crazy questions - as noted we are doing a primarily live bearer tank. However my better half saw these very pretty neon tetras at the LFS and would like to put a school of 6 or so in our tank. Will these fish do ok in the community?

for what its worth we are not looking to add these (or any others) to the tank for at least a month.

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post #22 of 27 Old 02-08-2015, 09:07 AM
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Yeah, they both like cooler water temps so when it comes time just lower your temp to around 74-76 and they'll both be very happy fish

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post #23 of 27 Old 02-09-2015, 04:51 AM
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Are you going for fry? Or ?
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post #24 of 27 Old 02-09-2015, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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Are you going for fry? Or ?
Certainly. We are initially going to provide soem safe haven and run the tank based on strongest survival.

once we are back into the swing of things we will set up tanks for the fry. these will likely get picked over for the ones we like best and the fry either traded or given away to help others start up (or as feeders, dependent on their needs)..

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post #25 of 27 Old 02-10-2015, 06:45 AM
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Well keep in mind that fry are so small and even a ghost shrimp can wipe out alot of fry. Basicly the fry can swim well and will need lots of rest off the bat, this is when all the other fish do a dance of pure joy. My point is if you want babies to last in a tank you can't have preditors (even the moma will eat a fry she just gave birth to a min ago I have watched it happen).

So if you want babies to make it you need alot of plants, and your gonna want to let these plants grow to the surface. Also little caves and things like that that adults cant go in really helps. My point is fry are a tasty treat and most or all will be slain if you don't pull them out and raise separately... Especially platties and mollies from my experience (larger number of smaller babies at a time)
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post #26 of 27 Old 02-10-2015, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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Well keep in mind that fry are so small and even a ghost shrimp can wipe out alot of fry. Basicly the fry can swim well and will need lots of rest off the bat, this is when all the other fish do a dance of pure joy. My point is if you want babies to last in a tank you can't have preditors (even the moma will eat a fry she just gave birth to a min ago I have watched it happen).

So if you want babies to make it you need alot of plants, and your gonna want to let these plants grow to the surface. Also little caves and things like that that adults cant go in really helps. My point is fry are a tasty treat and most or all will be slain if you don't pull them out and raise separately... Especially platties and mollies from my experience (larger number of smaller babies at a time)
Oh we are aware. I used to breed guppies (though its been a few years).. we have a floating plant for the fry to hide in and more live plants are on the shopping list when/if our LFS gets better ones in.

we are also looking at other decorative options on caves and structures that will keep with the look we are shooting for.

This all said i am sure that once the fry arrive the wife or kids will have a sudden change in hart and go with my divider or floating basket that i made "just in case" ;)

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Haha nice I bet they will
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