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Old 07-09-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Neon Tetras schooling.

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I currently have 2 neon Tetras and want to add 4 or 5 in the future. Will they all school together automaticaly or will the original two stay away from the new ones?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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They will most likely automatically school together.
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They'll likely school together for a period of time.


But, depending on what's in the tank, they may become confident enough to not need to school.

Larger fish will encourage schooling as it is a defence mechanism.

Neon tetra are known for carrying disease and adding them in stages could risk the stock.

When I add neons, I add them first and generally with the amount I plan to end with.
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Thanks guys. I really want to put Tiger Barbs in with them but since I have a 50L tank it might not work.
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Thanks guys. I really want to put Tiger Barbs in with them but since I have a 50L tank it might not work.
Tiger barbs are mean nippy little devils. I would keep them in a species only tank. Defitanly not with neons.
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Tiger barbs are mean nippy little devils. I would keep them in a species only tank. Defitanly not with neons.
+1 on them being little devils lol.

And with the size tank OP has, tiger barbs would be overly aggressive as they need much more space.
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