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Old 08-09-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Where to buy Neon/Glowlight Tetras

I was wondering where would be a good place to buy Neon or Glowlight Tetras? A while back I bought some from Petco but they had bumps on them to I returned them out of fear of Neon Tetra Disease and I have two Breeding GBR's that I absolutely did not want to get sick. I want a high quality Tetra, but eBay has these fish listed for $50-100 for 6. That really did not make sense to me as you can buy them for $1 at Petco. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:26 PM   #2
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Also maybe a cheap 10g to use as a quarantine?
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I was checking out the glow lights at petsmart yesterday, $1/ea., wow! Right?? Half of them had S curved spines.. i would never risk it..

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I do have a 10 gallon quarantine tank that I will put them in and use Paraguard but from what I read Neon Tetra Disease has no cure even if I quarantine. So it just worries me on what to do really. If the tetras online were cheaper it wouldn't be so hard. Mean it's the difference between $1 and $100. I mean COME ON. Haha. Does anyone on here sell them?
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I do have a 10 gallon quarantine tank that I will put them in and use Paraguard but from what I read Neon Tetra Disease has no cure even if I quarantine. So it just worries me on what to do really. If the tetras online were cheaper it wouldn't be so hard. Mean it's the difference between $1 and $100. I mean COME ON. Haha. Does anyone on here sell them?
Neon Tetra Disease?

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...cfm?c=830+890?

Is there no locally owned fish store by you?
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Neon Tetra Disease?

http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/a...cfm?c=830+890?

Is there no locally owned fish store by you?
Yeah it is a big issue with them and isn't confined to just tetras. I actually looked at liveaquaria I just didn't know if there was a cheaper option. And I will have to goggle an aquarium specialty store. All the ones here are saltwater unfortunately.
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Check the classifieds, you should get good deals from people, they may even trade!
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Yeah it is a big issue with them and isn't confined to just tetras. I actually looked at liveaquaria I just didn't know if there was a cheaper option. And I will have to goggle an aquarium specialty store. All the ones here are saltwater unfortunately.
Is it actually a deseas or just poor stock from inbreeding?

They're pretty cheap? There are a couple other online fish stores too.
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No one sells tetras, and I mean no one.. they seem to be rather tough to breed in a hobbyist tank.

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It is a disease. And I spoke with the worker in the fish store about breeding them and I was told if you plan on breeding them to never buy them from a store. The high nitrate in the store water messes with their ovaries and makes them infertile. You would need to buy from a personal aquarium.
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