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Old 06-28-2015, 07:07 PM   #11
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Well, in light of that my suggestion is to always do some research before buying fish species.

This is the website I usually turn to for fish info.

Neon Tetra, Paracheirodon innesi Characin Fish Guide
Ah thank you sir.

Yeah I'm pretty new to all this stuff, hence why I thought I would ask the burning questions here first before diving in to build!

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Neon tank size is a debatable thing. Fish stocking breaks down into bioload and swimming space. Your tank has enough bioload space for neon tetras- which is sort of a hard number and not really debatable. Swimming space is a lot more arguable- and people have different opinions of what constitutes acceptable swimming space.

I tend to agree that a 10 gallon is a minimum for neons, and some would say even larger than that, as they are fairly active.

You could always look into ember tetras, which are small and beautiful! A betta would also work- probably your best option.

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A few male Endlers would work, colorful and active. Dwarf amber barbs and micro rasboras are also quite small and in my opinion do-able in that size tank.

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