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What Can I Other Fish Can Go With Neon Tetras?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by jay23, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. jay23

    jay23 Member

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    hi i have just set up my tropical fish tank and so far i have 5 neon tetras and one siamese fighting fish. does anyone know what other fish can go with these.
     
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    This is what I found from another fish site:
    "Betta buddies would include the slower neon or cardinals tetras. They like platies. swords and mollies. (And love dining on their babies.)
    Or even a limited number of smaller yet streaky zebra danios. Those would be some fish compatible with bettas."
     
  3. Louiseness

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    How big is your tank? That's the main restriction when it comes to choosing tankmates really.
     
  4. NewbeeSteve

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    Just a quick rule i follow when choosing fish. As for the sizes etc of fish If they can fit a fish in their mouth they probably will eat it.

    Also if i remember because of you fighting fish, any fish with a fan like style tail will be attacked by it due to the fighters nature. I found that neons tetras go ok with many fish if they have enough room to move and places to hide. I have a koi angelfish thats around 6 inched big now and I have kept tetra neons in the tank with it in the past with no worries.

    Hope this helps you out a little
    Good luck
     
  5. micko

    micko drive it like you stole it.

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    Size of tank?
     
  6. jay23

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    40 L

    40 L
     
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    Hmm. not room for a great deal else then. I'd maybe add a couple more neons to make a proper shoal, or perhaps some snails or small shrimp.
     
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    +1! and definitely not big enough for danios. hope you find something you like!

    L :good:
     
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    You say you've just set it up, has it been cycled?
     
  10. Fishy friend2

    Fishy friend2 I Love Betta Fish!!!! They Are My Favorite Fish

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    has it been cycled did you use mature filter media if it is cycled only a couple more neon tetras in that tank maybe 2 or 3 more
     

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