Yup, bought my 1st Petsmart fish. We shall see how they do in QT. (5 neon tetras) The tanks were clean, fish only 95 cents on sale.
Was tossing up between getting Neon Tetras (10 for $20)or Cardinal Tetras(6 for $44)Big difference in price,but which would be easier to care for?Wouldn"t like to spend that much on cardinals if they are harder to keep than Neons.My local fish shop guy is great but would like advise from someone who has actually had/has both types.
I like neons and have heard they're more hardy. Neons have more blue than cardnals. I plan a school of 20 as I like the splash of blue among the plants.Decided to go with my gut.Like the neons because they have more blue.Look better swimming in a school than the cardinals(looked fat)Currently have 12 acclimatising in bag in tank right now.Will let you know how they are later.
They school tight when threatned.All neons ok and doing well.Splitting up and swimming seperately as well as schooling.When the swim individually and not in a school does that mean they feel safe?Schooling means feeling safe doesn't it?Well anyway haven't lost any.I might have to add some more later as I really like their slow swimming style.
Too late, it got the "woods" burial. I did have 1 fish that kinda got stuck in the bag. Maybe that was it?sorry to hear the little guy didnt make it.
Hopefully the rest are ok and you can take advantage of the 14 day garuntee
I know, I know.Its hard to, but its worth it. Just think of all the disease that you could bring that could wipe out your main tank.
NZ strict import laws
I've read this too. A month just seems so LONG! Guess I'll just by my school now and then it won't seem so bad. A month w/ 5 fish, then another 5 fish, etc would take forever!I'd wait a month, but that is JMO. I haven't had much luck with chain store fish in the past, even easy stuff like platies.
I have had fish in QT for a couple of weeks, then I tank them into the main, and all of a sudden, they are sickly looking... a month is a safer bet IMO.
Next month, yes I'm going to listen to sound advice, I'll buy my lonely glowlight some buddies.good luck with the newbies!
Next month, yes I'm going to listen to sound advice, I'll buy my lonely glowlight some buddies.