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Old 11-01-2010, 10:14 PM   #1
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Hi - I'm a senior citizen in London, ON, Canada and am soon ready to add fish to my 12 gal. (U.S.) aquarium. I plan on getting 8 or 9 Neon Tetras and one or two other fish, preferably top dwellers but that is not a priority. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've had 2 or 3 larger aquariums but that was a long time ago! I consider myself a beginner again. My tank is well planted and ready for fish as early as Wed.
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The neons will hover mid to high in the tank. I'd consider some dwarf cories to scavenge the bottom of the tank.
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Thanks Neilan - I'll do a little research on dwarf cories. What do you think of dwarf gouramis or red wag platies or Bolivian ram cichlids?
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cichlids will be too big for that tank
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Thanks again for the advice on what one or two fish to add to a small school of neon tetras in an Eclipse System 12 aquarium. I hope I'm able, in a few months, to help newcomers to this fascinating hobby (or is there a better term than "hobby?"). I'm now thinking of a Betta but I've read that the tetras may nip at its fins.
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I've finally decided on what to get for my Eclipse System 12 - a few neon tetras, a couple of red wag platties and a dwarf blue gourami. I plan on going ahead with this unless someone here sees a problem. Thanks again for the help and, as an aside, I'm sure you in the USA are relieved the election is over. Our election campaigns here last only a few weeks!
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Hi everyone - I've just noticed something I'm curious about, having added 5 neon tetras, then four more a day later. The 5 seemed to chase each other a lot and 1 or 2 did not always stay in the school but now that I have a total of 9, they're together all the time and are very active but there doesn't seem to be any chasing. Is this simply caused by a larger number or is it possible the initial group of 5 had maybe 3 males and 2 females? I guess my question is - with neon tetras is 5 too few to form a school?
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