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Old 05-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #11
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Always consider a QT. No reason to lose your current fish.
Heck, if my dad would have let me, I would have gotten a QT months ago. I had a hard time getting him to let me transfer my Betta from a bowl to a 2.5 gallon tank.

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #12
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I have 25 for I don't know how how long now never lost one single cardinal they are in 8.5 ph and are with rummynose terra also 25 in a 50 gallon tank with 25% water changes and I have forgotten the odd water change I find them EXTREMELY hardy for a tropical schooling fish

Now neons is another story are you sure your confusing them because I have never heard of cardinals being anything but hardy
It is the other way around down here. The neons are much more hardy and the Cardinals are quite fragile.
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I believe both can be fairly hardy depending on how they are born, captive bred is obviously better than wild caught. I think alot of the confusion comes from buying wild caught neons/cardinals, they perish and everyone thinks they are fragile. I've seen the neon/cardinal debate on several forums and depending on who ya ask you'll get a different answer on which one is hardy and which one is fragile. I think it all boils down to where the fish come from.
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It is the other way around down here. The neons are much more hardy and the Cardinals are quite fragile.
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Out of the dozen or so cardinals I've purchased, I've got 3 left. On a Sunday Two months ago I bought 6 cardinals to go with the surviving 4 in my son's old 10gal ... by the next Sunday, I had 3 left. My neons proved hardier.
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Out of the dozen or so cardinals I've purchased, I've got 3 left. On a Sunday Two months ago I bought 6 cardinals to go with the surviving 4 in my son's old 10gal ... by the next Sunday, I had 3 left. My neons proved hardier.
Huh that's weird I have had the same 25 cardinals for years without special treatment or without a loss I guess we have a good breeder same with my rummynose never lost one of the 25 and people say they are fragile and shy too I guess it comes down to the breeder
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I believe both can be fairly hardy depending on how they are born, captive bred is obviously better than wild caught. I think alot of the confusion comes from buying wild caught neons/cardinals, they perish and everyone thinks they are fragile. I've seen the neon/cardinal debate on several forums and depending on who ya ask you'll get a different answer on which one is hardy and which one is fragile. I think it all boils down to where the fish come from.
Also factor in fish farms that maintain weak lines.
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Huh that's weird I have had the same 25 cardinals for years without special treatment or without a loss I guess we have a good breeder same with my rummynose never lost one of the 25 and people say they are fragile and shy too I guess it comes down to the breeder
I'm jealous ... Wish i had your luck! if I never would've lost a cardinal or rummy, i'd have 19 between them. However, the cardinals, neons, rummies and bloodfins really add nice color to my 75 gal.
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