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  1. #1

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    Default Neon Tetra stuck to side of intake on filter


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    I just started populating my 55gl tank with 9 neon tetras. I ave an emperor 400 and I had the middle section of the water intake set on open.

    I found one of my tetras stuck to the side of the intake. I had since closed the center intake.

    Are the tetras too small for the filter? Do I need to get larger fish because of the filter?

    I did not think that the pressure would be too much for a small fish

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    The pressure shouldn't be too much for small fish. Healthy fish, even small ones, do not have trouble with filters and current. The neon was probably dying and got caught in the current.
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    is it better to keep the center intake of the 400 closed? I would think it would help with filtration with it open

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    +1 with honey bear - I have neons in my tank and none of them get stuck to the intake part of the filter. Covering the intake is usually recommended if there are babies (fry) or shrimp that could get sucked up, not normal adult fish.

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