Neons and Cardinals Together

Discussion in 'Tetras' started by AmazonPassion, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    What do you think about having both Neons and Cardinals together. I would love to increase my school of Cardinals but they are going for $4.99 a per fish, while Neons sometimes goes on sale (like right now) at my LFS for .99 cents per fish. Should I get a school of neons as well?
  2. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Why don't you ask the LFS if you can swap your Cardinals for Neons, and just do all Neons? I think have the two different sized, same colored fish would look a bit "messy."
  3. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    because I love Cardinals over neons :) I only got the Cardinals a while ago when I saw "Sale Cardinals $1" I was just wondering if anyone has done both schools...
  4. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    They will not school together - they swim at different levels. If your aquarium info is up to date, you certainly have room for another school.
  5. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Aquarium info is up to date. I haven't bought any new fish for a while, taking my time stocking this tank. In research mode at the moment.
  6. Jay-radddValued MemberMember

    Neons aren't as hardy and dont live as long as Cardinals.. Or so I've been told.
    So the Cardinals would be a more worth while investment.
    Have you thought of any other tetras ?
    Having 2 schools of different coloured Tetras is quit nice to look at in a tank.
  7. AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    I have now have a strong army of Neons 20+

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