Mine do that too so sorry but I can't really answer you.... I was going to put up a thread but you beat me to it:)
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it is not uncommon for tetras to not school all the time i have a fairly big batch of neons and will find them in a array of groupings, 2 on thier own, or 2 groups of 10 or all sperated etc, as you are aware there are many combinations of numbers you could get out of 20,
i would worry to much about it, they will school when they want
i have my glo light tetra and white clouds that also school with the neons,
hope this helps
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Nothing wrong at all. Like others said they feel comfortable in your tank. I've also heard about putting a picture of a fish that usually eats the neons next to the glass. If you want a picture of such a fish, google wolf tetra, and print a picture off of one of them that seems life-sized. Googling wolf fish will get better results.
Stock the tank you have, not the tank you plan to have. Always have and use patience.
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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.
I know someone had this same thing happen awhile back. As said above they feel comfortable so they don't need to school. However if you would like to see them school search google images for a "Wolf Fish" and put the image near the tank. Don't do that too much though or you might stress them a bit.
Neon's are social fish and in my opinion, more social than big skoalers. They will be all over the tank, in a group but never this line going back and forth like you see black skirts doing.
I was not to sure but fishalcious this was my first thought because when i got my gold white clouds they schooled for a couple days and then began to disperse into the tank nd use the whole tank! I Love it and your right if your frighten them they go straight to the top and school in the stream :D
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