Originally Posted by YaBuddyHuddie
Oh okay. Well your "research" cannot compete with my experience. I have owned celestial pearl danios and every specimen that has been in my possession has been just as active as a zebra danio. Neons are active but I'm curious to know where you've gotten your information to justify them being unsuitable for a 10 gallon aquarium. Neons are one of the most recommended fish for 10 gallon tanks if you do a little "research". Also, when neons are compared to other tetra species such as the blood fin or black skirt, you can clearly see they do not swim or dart nearly as much as their cousins. Reaching a size of 2 inches is VERY rare. If a fish less than 2 inches is not suitable for a 10 gallon tank then would you like to tell me what is? Not many other options.
If you have owned celestial pearl danios you would know that they aren't nearly as active as all other danios. I have gotten my information from the Internet, people on here and personal experience, as well as the local stores around me. Neon tetras are very tight schoolers, and are too active for a ten gallon. I have 8, a mixture of cardinals and tetras in a 30g and they're zipping everywhere. I would NEVER put them in anything less. It doesn't all count on size you know. The minimum tank size for them is 15-20 gallons. Ask around, many will say they are not suitable for a ten gallon. OP: sorry about this. But they are not suitable for a ten. There are lots of other fish which are a good fish!
Originally Posted by Predfan27
I have 9 CPDs in my 10g currently and for about half a year now. Definitely not true schooling fish and really not that active. They hide a lot. Great fish for small aquariums.
Good rule of thumb to generalize fish by broad name (all Danios act the same, etc) but it isn't a 10 out of 10 correlation.
Personally if I were you, I'd make a fancy Shell Dwelling Cichlid tank. Be a change of pace from your planted 75, interesting behavior, Cichlids always have great personality, and definitely very doable.
Thank you! They are truly great fish for a ten gallon. I wasn't trying to argue btw I was letting you know that neons aren't the most suitable fish for a ten gallon.