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LlanelliP LlanelliP is offline
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Default Neons & Cardinals together?

I have 8 neon tetras in my tank living with some young discus & corys. I want to get more but am thinking of getting cardinals as they will be larger. Is this a good idea? Will they school with the existing neons?

What do you peeps think?
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Default Re: Neons & Cardinals together?

How big is the tank? I would hope that you are maintaining good water quality and have adequate filtration..................Neons and Cardinals are similar fish, but will they school together would be a guess. Your big concern in adding new fish is possibility of over crowding.
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Default Re: Neons & Cardinals together?

Discus will grow to quite a big size so advise you to be careful putting in more fish

[200 Gallon tank
-25 Neon tetras
-25 Glowlight tetras
-15 Red Phantom tetras
-10 Emperor tetras
-5 Panda Corys
-7 Red eye tetras
-15 Head & Light tetras]

[150 Gallon tank
-2 Discus
-4 Angel fish
-2 Pearl Gorumi
-2 lace gorumi]

[29 Gallon tank
-8 Tiger Barbs
-8 Tinfoil Barbs
-2 Britle Nose Catfish]

[100 Gallon tank
-4 Purple Cichlid
-8 Convict Cichlids]

[40 Gallon
12 Zebra Danio
4 Cory Cats
7 Neon Tetras]
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Default Re: Neons & Cardinals together?

Also, be prepared to move the neons to a different tank when the Discus gets bigger.
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Default Re: Neons & Cardinals together?

Hi LlanelliP I have cory's, neons, cardinals, glowlights,& a few other small ones & 3 Angel fish & they seem to be doing ok my tank is 26&1/2 galls i think discus could be a bit like Angels terrortorial

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