Neon Tetra Tank Recommendations

YATT
  • #1
Just went to LFS. They were very helpful. Looked at some fish and like everyone else it seems, Neon Tetra's are cool. Like the schooling look to a tank. Guess I'd rather have lots of small than a few big. I also liked the look of the Endler's Livebearer as well. They are 3x the price though and worried I'd kill 'em.

So, I think I'm going to go for a bigger tank. I have the room and the funds, so it should be easier.
What size should I get for these smaller fish? I think 20 long would be good. I guess I need to get a stand also. I was gonna use a tempered glass side table I had for the 10gal, but now that I'm doubling up on 20gal, I need a stand I think.

Any recommendations? Thanks!
 
BottomDweller
  • #2
20 gallons minimum for neons. Endlers need 5 gallons minimum.
With either of these fish you could add some cories.
 
JacobsFish
  • #3
20 gallons minimum for neons. Endlers need 5 gallons minimum.
With either of these fish you could add some cories.
No, neons only need 5 gallons.

But I would suggest a tank that has been cycling for at least 6 weeks. Neons prefer a more established tank.
 
Discus-Tang
  • #4
No, neons only need 5 gallons.
Uhhh, no. They're an active schooling fish.
 
YATT
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Thanks guys. I’m looking king for recommendations for a 20gal long tank and stand. Any ideas where I can look?
 
Discus-Tang
  • #6
Petsmart & petco?
 
JamieXPXP
  • #7
I would look at your local fish/petstores or even look online. all tanks are built similarly so brand doesn't matter unless your going with a kit that comes with a built in filter (which I personally don't reccommend)
 
Nickguy5467
  • #8
Thanks guys. I’m looking king for recommendations for a 20gal long tank and stand. Any ideas where I can look?
petco just had another dollar per gallon sale for tanks up to 40. but they should have another one soon I hope. I forgot to buy a quarantine tank T_T
 
Aquilist
  • #9
No, neons only need 5 gallons.

But I would suggest a tank that has been cycling for at least 6 weeks. Neons prefer a more established tank.
Nope. They're active schooling fish. If you have any neons in a five gallon get them out asap.
 
JacobsFish
  • #10
Nope. They're active schooling fish. If you have any neons in a five gallon get them out asap.
Didn't know that. thanks!
 

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