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Old 07-27-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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Neon tetras with my guppies?

I have 3 fancy guppies, 1 male, 2 females. in my 10 gal tank. could I put in some neon tetras? would they get along in the tank with the guppies?
they have the same temperment, water temperature, and are omnivores.

will they work together?

Let me know ASAP

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Old 07-27-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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You should be ok. Your guppies won't pay any attention to the neons, but keep an eye on the neons in case they start to nip the guppies' fins. Like I said though, I don't think this will happen, but it is always best to have a contingency plan in case disaster strikes. Neons prefer to be in groups of 6 or more, which should work for you as long as the guppies are the only fish in your tank now- you don't want to overstock. HTH
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ok, would neons work with a goldfish?
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ok, would neons work with a goldfish?
No- goldfish are coldwater fish and neons are tropical.
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Yes, you are right, but if you look up the tempatures that they can be in, they work together vey well.

Goldfish: 65-75°F
Neons: 72-77°F
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the neons would probably be eventually aten by the goldfish.
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were did you get your temperature ranges www.fishbase.org if not I wouldnt trust the information.. I would put the neon's comfort range up around 78 degrees and the goldfish (common goldfish) at about 70-72 degrees.. and this is from experiance..

Goldfish are big polluters by the way and neons are sensitive to poor water quality (the neons die)
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the neons would probably be eventually aten by the goldfish.
Carp/Goldfish are known to eat anything they can get into their mouth, including your tank gravel. I'd shy away from mixing a goldfish with a neon tetra.
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You can't keep a goldfish in a 10 gallon anyway. They are poop machines that need room to grow so they can become bigger poop machines.

The addition of a goldfish to your tank(with guppies and neons) would make for a disgraceful display so just nix it, IMO.
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They are poop machines that need room to grow so they can become bigger poop machines.
OMG thats hilarious!!!!
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