Thread: neon tetra
01-22-2013, 04:38 AM #21
0Originally Posted by 850R
So don't blame me
01-22-2013, 11:47 AM #22
0Originally Posted by vafa
There is nothing written that one fish will act like another fish under the same situation. Fish that might get along in 50 gallons may not get along at all in 20 gallons, either.
You have to understand the nature of neon's to start with. They travel in schools of many hundred (if not thousands) so that they make a large target from predators. We buy a few of them, toss them in a small tank that is sparsely planted and then drop in some fish that is larger. Not only do the neon's not have a place to go for cover in that 20 gallon tank, they don't have a large enough number of them to not be a target. Therefore.........they hide simply due to self-preservation.
The gourami probably is chasing them just because they are something new to the tank. But if a fish can get another fish in his mouth, he will. A school of 6 in regards to neon's is hardly a school at all. This particular fish should be the more the better and 20 a bare minimum to even be called a school.
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 01-22-2013 at 11:51 AM.
01-22-2013, 05:44 PM #23
that statement just is not even remotely true.
my tetra's were supposed to get along with guppies.
my rams were supposed to get along with one another
my 2 pleco's were supposed to get along with one another.
and did all that happen because they were "supposed" to be friendly.
not even one chance.
in all those situations-they destroyed the other fish.
LH is 100000% correct on the neon behavior. neons are shy around big fish-hence they school in big #'s to combat that.
you don't have a big school.
honey gourami's are generally speaking (keep those 2 words in mind) the calmer of the species. generally speaking...but they are still a gourami with a nasty attitude and aggressive based on being a gourami.
your stocking is starting to go all over the place and in a tank that small, the gourami has already claimed it as his own. so he will actively investigate all new additions.
01-22-2013, 05:51 PM #24
0Originally Posted by vafa46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
5 gal QT
Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in
01-22-2013, 06:30 PM #25
0Originally Posted by vafa
Originally Posted by vafa
A. Where the responsibility lies?
B. How the phrase 'is supposed to' fixes anything that is happening in your tank?
I hope you are returning them today, Taking action to correct this is obviously the best thing to do.
Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.
A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.
01-22-2013, 09:25 PM #26
so iam going to put him in the 1.5 today for an hour then i will return it to the lfs is that dosn't help
01-22-2013, 09:32 PM #27
The stress of moving him from tank to tank will either hinder his health or make him more aggressive.
there is no such thing as "fish time out"
save him the effort and return him the first time and not put him in your uncycled 1.5gallon cup.
a gourami, nor any other fish belong in a cup that size.
trying to save you the effort here.
01-25-2013, 01:44 AM #28
yesterday i was going to return the fish and then i noticed that the gourmai rarley tried to nip the neons.
i decided to give him one more day.
today i checked up on them and after 30min i saw that the nipping was completly over.
in other news my guppy disappeared.
01-25-2013, 02:13 AM #29
here's the deal.
30min of your time does not define the behavior of a fish.
that leaves you with 23.5 hours left in the day for the gourami to bully the others.
so no, what you saw isn't good news.
01-25-2013, 02:23 AM #30
the gourmai came face to face with a tetra and just turned his back on him/her.
this happened 2-3 times