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    I was wondering if a betta and neon tetras would survive in hard water as my water is hard.I will acclimatise the fish slowly so they will adjust.I just want to know will they be ok

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    google Neon Tetra profile and you'll find everything you need to know about what the betta needs as far as water quality and much more. Same thing with Betta.
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    They both prefer soft water but I was wondering if i acclimate the fish slowly will they be able to survive in hard water?

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    while it's not the best scenario most fish will adjust.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    Anymore advice is appreciated but fishmommie's answer is helpful.

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    I have hard water and currently have 3 betta; dragonscale male, crown female and a "king". I have had 11 bettas over the past 13 years and never had a problem with them in medium-high hard water (had 8 at one time in 8 different tanks and they lived from 5-7 years). I always had driftwood in my big tanks, but the smaller 5 gallon tanks I would just use a conditioner. I think that if you buy local the betta is used to water changes with the local water. Now the indian almond leaves are so prevalent, you can add those to smaller tanks as well as some small spider or cholla wood to help soften and lower pH.

    I had neons once, but they really need pristine water conditions-which I didn't have with 3 plecos, so they didn't work out for me. I would get cardinals as they look like the neons, but are hardier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    while it's not the best scenario most fish will adjust.
    +1 to that

    They certainly can adjust, but it is not the best for them long-term
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    As mentioned many times, both species are soft water species. Bettas have been domesticated so long ago you could probably have a thriving betta in any water as long as extremes are avoided. Neon tetras however, will probably not do too well. I've heard somewhere that it has been verified they get gradual kidney damage from living in hard water.

    If your water is hard enough to warrant a mention, you might be better off with fish that naturally thrive in hard water. All livebearers (endlers, guppies, etc), most danios, White Cloud Mountain minnows, many small barbs, bloodfin tetras are just a few of the community species that either tolerate hard water well or even prefer it.

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    But is there any other schooling fish that I can fit at least 6 in a 14 gallon and that can go with a betta.(And that doen't mind hard water)

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    Endlers and guppies, as mentioned above are about the same bio load as neons. The endlers will school (and they're very bright and pretty too) If you go with guppies, I'd get all male. I swear, they males are so pretty. I'm going to have tank full of them someday :o)
    Quote Originally Posted by Timthegoldfish View Post
    But is there any other schooling fish that I can fit at least 6 in a 14 gallon and that can go with a betta.(And that doen't mind hard water)
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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