tetra questions-sexing and temp

momo9700
  • #1
I wanted to know how you can tell what gender neon tetras are and what is the max temperature for them to be in? I usually have my tank at 80-81F but I think I may need to lower it because I got some neon tetras and an algae eating shrimp today.(I'm assuming that the shrimp will be OK in whatever temp the neons need)
 
Lucy
  • #2
HI momo,
According to their profile here on FishLore, their max temp is 79F. I keep mine at 75F.

As far a sexing, from what I've read, the females belly is rounder and bigger than the male. The blue line of the male looks straighter than the female because of her shape.
 
momo9700
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
okay thanks. and will 79F be okay for my platies and algae eating shrimp too?
 
momo9700
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
and does anyone know why one of the tetras doesn't really stay with the other 4? it just kind of hangs out by itself, but it does swim with the others occasionally
 
Lucy
  • #5
According to the profile, the platys max temp is 78F.
https://www.fishlore.com/Profiles-Platy.htm
Is there a reason you want it kept at 79F?

You didn't mention what kind of shrimp, so I couldn't look that up for you.

I have 4 neons and they are the same way. I don't think it's a problem unless he is being picked on and is hiding from the others.
 
momo9700
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
well i've heard from 2 or 3 different sources that platys temp is 78-82 or 76-80 so I wanted to get a temp that was good for what everyone says(which is 78-79) that's why I want it at 79 or 78. and I don't know what kind of shrimp it is. it just said "algae eating shrimp" at the store. I would say its a ghost shrimp but its not that transparent, or it could be a bamboo shrimp but its small. it was in the same tank as the neons at the store too.
 
Lucy
  • #7
You might want to ask the temp question in the platy forum, I don't have them, I only looked on the fish profile link I gave you.
Someone with expience with platys will be happy to help you.

Good luck
 
momo9700
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
okay thanks, I'll try. still can't figure out what kind of shrimp it is though
 
Lucy
  • #9
Your welcome, sorry I couldn't help more.

About the shrimp, you can probably find out here:


Post a pic or describe it....lol, I know if sats fish-ID, but I don't think there is a shrimp ID forum.
 
momo9700
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
okay. I'll try to post one tomorrow, I have to get ready for school tonight
 
momo9700
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
I think it might be a cherry shrimp, but it's kind of big to be one
 

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