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Old 12-30-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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Quints! (well not really, but 5 young neons)

I went down to the local Petco today to get 4 neon tetras in order to keep the 3 I have company. Lo and behold they had a 5 for $5 sale so I got myself 5 young neons! I call them the Quints.

I also did my first drip acclimation. It was so easy and I hope that this gives them a good start. I did a full round of water tests prior to bringing them home to make sure everything was perfect. I'll be testing daily again for a while just to make sure everything stays happy. These guys are small (about 3/4 in.) so even 5 of them should not add too much to the bio-load too quickly, but I'm still going to monitor. It is a 29 gallon tank.

So after netting them and putting them in the tank, everyone schooled up. My 3 neons and my 6 glowlights and the "quints" formed up one big school. Later they scattered, but the neons would group up again after a while. I also have 3 julii corys who just went on about their cory business.

I wish I had a QT but I don't. That's certainly on the equipment wish list. I inspected the neons before purchase by holding up the container in front of a light panel and I could see nothing wrong with them. Everyone looks and acts very healthy and the little guys were poking around exploring their new home all afternoon.
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Congrats on your new additions! I love my Neons and Cardinals!
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Thanks for the kind words! Yes, they are great little fish.
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