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After yet another fruitless search yesterday, I was out again today and decided to try the PetSmart across the road from my usual haunt just for kicks. Don't usually go there but figured hey I was already back in the area so might as well look just to leave no stones unturned.

To my utter surprise, I found them.

Black neon tetras, 20 strong and in good condition. Didn't let the opportunity slip me by and cleaned out the entire display tank.
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As a bonus, in the adjacent tank there was one lone glowlight that kept desperately swimming towards the black neons for security so I decided to bring it along for the ride (it's just below the "grant" in the image).
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Some pics of them swimming freely.
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Once the quarantine period is finished I'll have my years-long dream of a massive mixed shoal of neons and black neons come to fruition. Today is a good day.
 

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After yet another fruitless search yesterday, I was out again today and decided to try the PetSmart across the road from my usual haunt just for kicks. Don't usually go there but figured hey I was already back in the area so might as well look just to leave no stones unturned.

To my utter surprise, I found them.

Black neon tetras, 20 strong and in good condition. Didn't let the opportunity slip me by and cleaned out the entire display tank.
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As a bonus, in the adjacent tank there was one lone glowlight that kept desperately swimming towards the black neons for security so I decided to bring it along for the ride (it's just below the "grant" in the image).
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Some pics of them swimming freely.
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Once the quarantine period is finished I'll have my years-long dream of a massive mixed shoal of neons and black neons come to fruition. Today is a good day.
That's awesome! I'm glad you finally found those stunning fish. Also happy that you took the glofish, so sweet! Best of luck with your new friends!
 
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That's awesome! I'm glad you finally found those stunning fish. Also happy that you took the glofish, so sweet! Best of luck with your new friends!
For all I know I saved it from a cruel fate of ending up on someone's Tik Shlock video where it gets put into an ultra tiny "tank" and dies within a day. That tends to happen with random loner fish in display tanks.

This little one however is going to live out a life of luxury in a big roomy system with dozens of other schooling fish to hang with. As things should be.
 

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Awesome man!

Black Neons are hard to come by were I live. If they are in stock, they usually only have 1 or 2.

Great find. :good:
 

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Nice!

I'm a sucker for lone fish left in store tanks too.. adorable! Happy you found the fish you wanted, sounds like a stunning display!
 

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I love black neons! Have a school in QT for my 120 gallon, got them off The Wet Spot. Horay for saving the glowlight. I saw one diamond tetra at a Petsupplies plus and rescued it. They didn't have a label and the person had no clue when I told him I wanted the diamond tetra...if I buy a group of fish and see there are 2-3 left, I will usually add those so they aren't all stressed out.👍
 

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