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  1. Default Every time I see this neon I am surprised it's still alive (+ some other photos)


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    I have had this little neon over a year myself and it was "second hand" so no idea how old it is.
    It had the most horrid case of whitespot (ich or velvet - not sure as was near the start of my hobby but it was covered!) but recovered with treatment. Then it got caught up in the filer of my first little tank (probably weak from the whitespot) and I thought I would have to euthanise it. But this fish swims as fast as any other, eats like a monster and will fight off anything for a piece of algae wafer (including the new betta who is absolutely mad for algae wafer) ... so long live the ugliest old neon ... who photobombed my Kuhli photoshoot





    (the handsome Kuhli when he's not being photobombed)



    ... Best & Breakfast in the Soot Water Hotel ...


    No Fear!Shrimp. I hope he doesn't regret standing his ground ... so far the betta prefers algae wafer and stealing bits of snail from the assassins

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    A heart for your big heart :o) and for Toby and Ginger - fishmommie Bit of luck for St. Patty's Day. - Taurus Thanks for the dubiously deserved rep...here's a non-dead fish.  Maintenance guy must be doing his job. - WhistlingBadger TGIF starting early! - Boundava Dog Dad!!! - Rue 
    Relax! - cajunqn81 For passing Cliff ;-) - steeler58 Here's to shrimp! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie Happy Easter - steeler58 
    It's the easter CPD...Happy Easter to you and the family. - Taurus Happy 2 Year Anniversay - Boundava Happy anniversary! - wgoldfarb A gift for two great years ;-) - steeler58 and here's to the next 20,000! - RiversGirl 
    20,000 post's 'NUFF SAID" ;-) - steeler58 Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58 TGIF and thanks for the rep :-) - Taurus TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 for being an awesome fish friend! - nickellmama27 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    LOL that is one tough little tetra!....neat photos, thanks for sharing
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    Thanks :)

    He certainly is a tough little guy. He missed the start of feeding the other day and I felt a wash of sadness thinking he'd finally gone, then he shot out from the plants and pushed everyone aside to eat his share.

    Every time I see that photo I crack up though - geez, he is ugly!
    (mind you, he does look a *little* less ugly when he has his mouth closed)

    The black tubes on the last photo are stuffed full of shrimp and kuhlis - they absolutely love it in there! One amano preciously guards the top right section and no one else is allowed in, but the others are routinely squished up with various beasties.

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    A heart for your big heart :o) and for Toby and Ginger - fishmommie Bit of luck for St. Patty's Day. - Taurus Thanks for the dubiously deserved rep...here's a non-dead fish.  Maintenance guy must be doing his job. - WhistlingBadger TGIF starting early! - Boundava Dog Dad!!! - Rue 
    Relax! - cajunqn81 For passing Cliff ;-) - steeler58 Here's to shrimp! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie Happy Easter - steeler58 
    It's the easter CPD...Happy Easter to you and the family. - Taurus Happy 2 Year Anniversay - Boundava Happy anniversary! - wgoldfarb A gift for two great years ;-) - steeler58 and here's to the next 20,000! - RiversGirl 
    20,000 post's 'NUFF SAID" ;-) - steeler58 Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58 TGIF and thanks for the rep :-) - Taurus TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 for being an awesome fish friend! - nickellmama27 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Aw he's not that repulsive, lol....my daughter loves the imperfect, misfit fish...if this were her tank, he'd be her favorite!
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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
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    He sure is a tough little "cutie"!!! LOL! And I love your attack Amano backing off your Betta!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    He sure is a tough little "cutie"!!! LOL! And I love your attack Amano backing off your Betta!
    LOL that's just a little cherry shrimp (the amano is almost as big as the betta so looks a little less outclassed)! No idea what it thought it was doing standing up to him like, though the betta is (thankfully) revealing himself to be a real softie. I was so worried about him attacking the community but I guess for once the LFS did not lie to me when they said he was a friendly chap.

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    Heh, love that little cherry. He's just going "I ain't scared of you, fin-boy!"

    Cute little neon, actually. Weird, but cute, in the sort of way things like banjo cats are cute.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
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    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
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    Didn't think I'd ever consider a neon "tough." But your little guy is impressive!! All your pics are terrific!

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    It's fish flake friday, like the old days!! - steeler58 Beer makes monday not suck so bad.. - Sandz In honor of Steelers 5k posts! - Sandz Couldn't give you rep, yet, but you deserve it with your contributions in the Discus/Angel thread.  Thanks! - KevinVA T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    Just for you being you! - Slaphppy7 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Have a Rummy nose for oldtimes sake ;-) - steeler58 Congrats on 2,000 post! - Slaphppy7 Sorry to hear about the loss of your Cat :( - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Xmas To You! - Sandz Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy, Happy new year - SeaLady Happy Birthday Kido...better late than never :-) - Taurus 
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    awesome pics!
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