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  1. Exclamation Neons not eating


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    i bought 10 neons the other day and they are not eating the floating flake food. when it floats to the bottom they eat it but they wont go to the top. i fed them some live mosquito larvae today and they loveed it, should i give them sinking food or will they figure out that they have to feed at the top???
    20 Gallon-4 Platies, 9 Neon Tetras, 1 Albino, 3 Bronze Corydoras, 2 Murray River Rainbowfish
    7.5 Gallon-Stocking
    6 Gallon-1 Male Betta

    2 Gallon-1 Male betta

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    tetras are still not eating and im starting to get worried, can someone please tell me what to do??????
    20 Gallon-4 Platies, 9 Neon Tetras, 1 Albino, 3 Bronze Corydoras, 2 Murray River Rainbowfish
    7.5 Gallon-Stocking
    6 Gallon-1 Male Betta

    2 Gallon-1 Male betta

  3. #3

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    No worries. They are still acclimating to their new environment. They'll figure it out.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    my neons always eat from the bottom/middle. i've never seen them eat from the top unless they absolutely starving, like if i've been gone a few days
    50g-lungfish
    30g-angelfish
    29g-planted tank, kuhli loachs, neon tetras, pleco
    20g-blue yabbie, danios
    10g-cycling for shrimp
    2g and 1g- 1 snail each

  5. #5

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    Sometimes it takes a couple of days for fish to get comfortable in a new tank.
    Once they settle in they will be fine.
    Sailor

    Aye Aye

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    0 Not allowed!
    so i should just wait and not buy sinking foods right?
    20 Gallon-4 Platies, 9 Neon Tetras, 1 Albino, 3 Bronze Corydoras, 2 Murray River Rainbowfish
    7.5 Gallon-Stocking
    6 Gallon-1 Male Betta

    2 Gallon-1 Male betta

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    yep, wait it out

  8. #8

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    As long as the neons are eating when it sinks to the bottom you are fine.
    Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
    - 29g FW - Community
    - 55g SW - Blue Watchman Goby, Royal Gramma, 6-Line Wrasse, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish, and various corals and inverts
    For those of you who want a SW tank and never have had one before or just starting out, read this blog entry from my blog on AC, it will give you a place to start.

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    It is common that they are finiky when you first add fish to the tank. Give them time to get acclimated to their surroundings. If they are eating when the food starts to fall, then they'll be fine. It wouldn't be suprising if they didn't eat at all actually. Fish can go for a week without eating and be fine, so your guys will be ok. When I added some neons to my discus tank to keep the cycle while I get the water ready for the Discus, they were doing the same thing. Now they fly to the top when it's feeding time. No worries!
    The former ZCciVic22!

    Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of your car; Oversteer is when you hit with the rear. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, and torque is how far you take the wall with you.

  10. #10

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    Most of the tetras that I have owned always feed in the middle of the aquarium, as that is normally where they are most comfortable. They like to hang in the middle part of the tank. As long as they are eating, they should be fine. Must be nice to see a school of ten of them in your tank. Enjoy!
    75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals

    135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help

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