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Old 08-08-2012, 04:59 AM   #1
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Very still neon tetras

He two tetras we have have been saved as we bought a sick fish. They've been absolutely fine up until yesterday when they started being very still? Anyone have any ideas why this could be?
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Do you only have 2 neon tetras?
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Old 08-09-2012, 03:41 AM   #3
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Yes just two.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:00 AM   #4
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We have a Molly as well x
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:50 AM   #5
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They may not be sick. Neons need a school of 5 or 6 to begin to feel secure in their environment.
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We think we have a pregnant Molly as well now so should we wait to get more tetras ?
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #7
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Unless its a tiny tank I would say yes, Tetra always do better in numbers of around 6.
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Unless its a tiny tank I would say yes, Tetra always do better in numbers of around 6.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:31 AM   #9
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Ok will have to wait to see what happens with the Molly first x
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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Also, I just had this happen with my Neons (I have three at the moment and plan on getting more. The others I had died of a fungal infection) They would sit near the bottom of the tank and would stay pretty still most of the time. It turned out that they were stressed because on an ammonia spike in my tank. After my ammonia was back under control they seemed much happier and are schooling in my tank. So you might want to check and make sure your ammonia is not to high.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:36 AM   #11
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He two tetras we have have been saved as we bought a sick fish.
What do you mean, you saved the fish?

What are your readings for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate and what size tank is this?
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Iv literally just picked up the testing kit from post office so will test it tonight x
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