Neon or Cardinal, which was is hardier? Question

Discussion in 'Tetras' started by Arp123, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Arp123Valued MemberMember

  2. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    It depends. Florida raised Neons and Cardinals are very hardy and super colorful. Other neons don't seem to be and are hit or miss. Other Cardinals are pretty tough little fish, but are still a popular choice, and bad stock is out there.

    In a 20 gallon, I'd stick with Neons.
  3. Arp123Valued MemberMember

    It's actually almost a 30 gallon tank. Number error!
  4. Arp123Valued MemberMember

    I also have a neighbour who used to keep 12 cardinals in a 15 gallon tank for 2.5 yrs without any of them dying.
  5. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    welcome to the forum

    It all comes down to quality of stock. There is no definitive answer on the matter - just a ton of variables.