Hello. I recently picked up a small school of 5 neons from LFS. I did a bit of research before, but really I have no experience with tetras or schooling fish of any kind (except a community tank when I was 5, but my parents took care of those so it doesn't count, lol). Pretty much all of my aquarium experience so far has been with Bettas and the occasional larger solitary fish. I plan to put them in a 10 gallon planted tank with a male betta and a snail, however at this point their still in quarantine. I bought them because my prior research on other websites and forums all stated that they were very hardy and made great Betta tank mates that thrived in similar water parameters. It wasn't until after the fact that I discovered all the posts warning that they are very delicate and finicky fish with a high mortality. Oops! But there's no going back now. Sorry, I'm rambling. Anyway the question is about feeding. All the information online says that they eat "any tropical fish flakes" and the person at the pet store told me they'll eat "whatever you want to give them" (yeah such refined expert advice. lol). So I took the safe route and bought a small jar of the standard tetramin plus flakes, since I figured thay wouldn't go for the Betta pellets I already had. The problem is they don't seem to be eating it. The flakes get ignored and scooped away with the water changes. They DO however voraciously swarm the sinking algea waffers I drop in for the snail that is also in quarantine, but only after completely ignoring the floating flakes. Is this a sign of something? Maybe stress from recently moving, or fear of going to the surface in a new environment? Or did I just buy the completely wrong food and have to go back to get some type of sinking pellet? I would really appreciate any advice from people with more experience with tetras, since really I have no idea what to look for as far as healthy or unhealthy behavior.