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  1. Default Neon Tetra stuck to side of intake on filter


    0 Not allowed!
    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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    0 Not allowed!
    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.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    0 Not allowed!
    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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    0 Not allowed!
    +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.
    46 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

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