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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 08:05 AM
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Have you thought of Cardinal Tetras? I think they are much much more prettier than the Neon, and I prefer them over Rummy Noses. I had 7 Rummies, but they all jumped out within the last 7 month period... My Cardinals have stay put, gained deep beautiful colors, and shoal/school once most of the time.
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rummy noses!!!!

*peer pressure, peer pressure, peer pressure..*

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ps do what everyone tells you to do
Hey, don't pressure me, that's is not cool! I think it is clear that I will get the rummys. I only did this because I could keep more neons than rummys.

Ps. How do I change the title Rummy vs. Neon: The Great Debacle of 2011

PPS. It sounds like a new acronym should be created RBS (Rummys best shoalers) or

RBF ( Rummys best fish) 'cause I hear a lot of love for rummys here
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I would say Neons if you were going for 30-40 of them. RN if you were just going for 10 or less. I prefer Cards over Neons as well. I have both in one of my tanks (inherited some Neons) and the Cards really stand out against the Neons.

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I prefer black neons to both of them. But if I had to choose, Rummies....

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I just got some GREEN neons and they are pretty neat. More blue, less red.

PS I had rummies for many years, awesome fish, they lived forever.
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I prefer black neons to both of them. But if I had to choose, Rummies....
I recently got a bun ch of black neons, and I agree that I like them better than regular neons, but I LOVE my rummies. I have them in a 75 gallon and they look so nice when they pack together and swim from one side of the tank to the other.
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I say rummy. I have cardinals, and love them, but whenever people come over and see my tank they say "oh those are neons" and I have to explain that they are cardinals, and they just glaze over. Since this has started happening I have vowed to never have neons

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MY rummy's have been making me angry, all they've been doing for the past 4 days is hide in the corner or back. Driving me crazy, as soon as the light goes out they're all over the place.. I dont know what to do.
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Rummy nose = a pleasure to watch

Neons = booooriiiing!

Thats just my opinion. I guess cause neons are sissy fish that go bully up to easy. No fault of their own... they are mass bred, which leads them to be weak. But some times you can get some that are bullet proof. If you like the blueish/red colors... I recommend the Cardinal tetra, a far more attractive fish (again IMO). Or the green neon, not as much red but schools very nice unlike the regular neon.


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I think it's all in what you're looking for. Rummys are better schoolers... no question. Hardier too. Neons are prettier though (to me at least). I guess it's attractive vs neat.

BTW I also prefer Black Neons and Cardinals to Neons, but since the original topic was just between the two I didn't bring others into it. I also prefer Glow Lights... mostly because they're hardier, but I also think they're underrated in terms of looks.
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I think it's all in what you're looking for. Rummys are better schoolers... no question. Hardier too. Neons are prettier though (to me at least). I guess it's attractive vs neat.

BTW I also prefer Black Neons and Cardinals to Neons, but since the original topic was just between the two I didn't bring others into it. I also prefer Glow Lights... mostly because they're hardier, but I also think they're underrated in terms of looks.
Hey you can bring whatever topics you want on to this. I am already pretty sure about rummys, so fire away
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i'm with the cardinals too over both neons and rummy.

esp once the cardinals get to about 2"...freaking awesome school.
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MY rummy's have been making me angry, all they've been doing for the past 4 days is hide in the corner or back. Driving me crazy, as soon as the light goes out they're all over the place.. I dont know what to do.
How many do you have in what size tank?

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I will say rummy
but my reason is the genetics. neons are way inbreed
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If it's a standard 33gl (footprint wise), then I would go with green neons, or better yet (in my opinion) Black Neons. I find a 33gl not quite long enough to fully appreciate Rummies, plus Rummies are way to ADHD for a tank that size, in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I like Rum, ahem, I mean Rummies, but yeah, I wouldn't really go with them in a tank with that footprint.


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