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That sucks. Maybe I'll just switch to guppiesmattgirl said:I love my beautiful little neons but they really don't seem to be very healthy. They are the only species in my tank that don't last long. I just keep building their schools back up when I lose one or two. Right now I have 7. A couple of months ago I had 9. Over the past 2 1/2 years I have had this tank set up I have lost at least 8 of them.
Even with a perfect acclimation it doesn't seem to be unusual to lose some of them pretty quickly.
When I think back on it I am thinking the ones that did survive after the acclimation lived for at least a year but probably longer than that.Goldiemom said:IME it seems they don't always aclimate well. Once they are adjusted, they usually do fine. I lost one in the beginning but the others have hung in for a number of months now.
I really wish mine would live that long. Maybe the long lived ones aren't the over bred ones available to us. Hopefully if anyone has been able to keep them alive that long will stop by and tell us their secret.Goldiemom said:I thought they only live for about 2 years but then I read yesterday that they can live up to 10 years. Anyone had any that long?