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Neon Tetras Wont eat?
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(14-08-2019, 10:48 AM)Ric Wrote: Neon tetras are a funny lot - the more settled they are the less you'll see the sort of behaviour you enjoy. They will stop shoaling, unless spooked, and just 'stand' in their own little territories. 

One way to check whether they're off their food is to offer them a tasty treat - like frozen daphnia or even some live ones. That is normally right up their street and should get them out of their corners.


We have yet to try any treats with them! But I would very much like to soon, I'll keep an eye out for those in our local stores and nab some next time! Big Grin
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(14-08-2019, 11:01 AM)Bio-Oops Wrote: I meant to ask in my previous reply, but would you recommend any particular heaters? I'm not sure which brands are good and what's not since I'm a newbie, I'm not sure what to look out for...but any pointers would be great!

I've just quickly double-checked re neons and found them recommended for the 20-26C temperature range and I've had them at 24C-25C.

Re your heater query: I quite like the Aquael heaters - so stylish and blend into the background.

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Just make sure you choose the right size heater for your tank (the larger the tank the higher the wattage of the heater). Only problem I've had with heaters was with the really cheap ones - they would last max one year, then stop working.
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Just a heads up. Any exoskeleton from shrimps i would remove until the fungus has been eradicated. If it's what i think it is , doing a large water change and adding a leaf won't solve the problem alone. I would be surprised if it just went away because it's a parasite You need to treat the shrimp.

Nice to see you have a decent size school of Neons but that tank is far to small.

Neons are fragile. After researching between them and Cardinals i added 10 of the latter on Saturday. Both fish are stunning.
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