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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:50 am Post subject: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 With  my  past  experience  I  find  Rummy  nose/Cardinal/Serpae  tetras  are  hardy  fishes.
 
 I  have  never  lost  a  single  rummy  nose  in  past  1  year,  out  of  which  one  jumped  out  of  the  tank  6  month  back  its  still  alive     Clapping  
 
 I  have  3  cardinals(first  time)  they  have  been  kept  in  33C  and  they  still  survived,  then  I  recently  installed  a  chiller,  that  brought  the  temp  to  26-27C  constantly.  All  doing  great.
 
 a  different  experience  with  Serpae  tetra,I  read  a  lot  about  their  nippy  attitude,  so  first  time  I  bought  10  of  them  and  they  all  died  in  one  week!  Not  sure  about  the  reason.
 6  months  back  I  bought  9  serpae  tetras  and  they  all  are  healthy  and  hardy.  It  is  very  true  they  have  nippy  nature,  but  when  kept  in  large  groups  they  do  excellent.  I  would  prefer  Red  Phantom  tetra  over  Serpae  tetra  due  its  peaceful  nature  and  attractive  red  color.
 
 
 Neon  Tetras!  I  never  had  them  for  more  than  a  month!  around  25  of  them  died  one  by  one.  Mostly  Neon  Tetra  diseases?  Is  it  really  hard  to  keep  these  neons?
 
 
 I  personally  like  rummy  nose  and  serpae  more  than  any  other  tetra,  as  the  school  size  increases  both  these  tetras  
 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:52 am Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 At  times  Cardinal  are  nippy  too.  I  have  seen  them  nipping  rummy  nose,  probably  they  are  not  too  fast  as  rummy  nose  esp.  during  feeding.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:41 am Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 I  think  Neons  are  little  delicate  darlings,  they  are  pretty  sensitives  to  changes  unlike  rummy  nose  tetras.  Got  a  dozen  neons  for  now  around  5  months  ,  tough  wood  all  are  doing  great.  
 
 But  I  like  rummy  nose  more  because  of  the  schooling  nature.  Never  kept  a  cardinal  so  cant  say  anything  about  them
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:08 pm Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 If  I  am  not  wrong,  neon  has  longer  life  span  than  Cardinal.  Also  the  color  remains  same  for  longer  duration,  unlike  cardinal  the  usually  live  for  3yrs  and  red  color  goes  away  in  few  years.
 
 But  I  always  wonder  how  to  keep  these  little  beauties  alive,  esp.  from  tetra  disease
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:34 pm Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 The  quality  of  neon  is  not  that  great  now  a  days  maybe  excessive  breeding  is  the  reason....
 Serpae  if  kept  in  school  of  more  than  six  and  relatively  large  space  ...will  not  bother  other  fishes....in  my  community  tank  i  have  two  remaining  from  the  school  and  even  they  dont  bother  the  other  fishes  as  i  feed  them  well  and  they  have  enough  space  to  swim  around...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:18 pm Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 Yes  very  true.  They  are  kept  in  a  very  bad  shape.  Mass  reproduction  and  poor  handling  is  one  major  reason.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:42 pm Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 @  GokulK...Its  true  Neon  tetra  are  sensitive..but  more  towards  temperature  IMO...Because  I  had  Neons  healthy  with  zero  loss  for  about  15  to  20  days  in  quarantine  tank..but  once  they  are  in  main  tank..numbers  will  decline  and  finally  i  won't  even  find  single  Neon  in  the  tank...I  use  same  water  in  both  the  main  and  quarantine  tank..diff.   quarantine  tank  temp  below  28C  always...and  Main  tank  before  I  got  chiller  was  always  >29C  and  with  lights  31C>..
 
 And  one  more  thing  I  find  Cardinal  more  colorful  and  hardy....I  never  saw  them  losing  color  in  my  exp..Infact  they  become  dark  and  bright  after  the  period  of  assimilation..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:19 am Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 always  quarantine  new  neon  tetra  for  lest  2  weeks  dont  add  in  main  tank
 
 when  ever  i  add  new  batch  of  neon  tetra  i  keep  them  in  quarantine  for  1month  and  then  only  added  if  they  have  neon  infection  they  will  die  one  by  one  and  it  will  affect  all  neon  in  your  main  tank  also.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:23 am Post subject: Re: Tetras! Hardy or Weak? Reply with quote

 Rummy  Nose  in  my  tank  died  due  to  glut  dosage,  but  guppies  remained  healthy.  I'd  say  almost  all  tetras  have  a  limit,  but  in  comparison  to  guppies,  I'd  say  they  are  more  hardy  than  tetras.
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