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03-19-2011 12:22 AM
bonaparte
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Originally Posted by kevmo911 View Post
Gotta go with the neons as well. "Pedestrian" doesn't necessarily mean "not absolutely gorgeous".
This is true. Even though I voted for rummies, I have 10 cardinals myself. They look great against the plants and are a nice contrast to my Foersch's Barbs.

BUT, if I had to do it all over again...I would still get the cardinals. But I also would have a 75 instead of a 30 and I'd get the rummies, too.
03-18-2011 04:21 AM
dkshadowwolf Go for both. I have a 125 with both along with black skirts,Glow lights,pigym cories,ottos, dwarf loach just to mention a few. (:
03-17-2011 03:48 PM
karatekid14
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Originally Posted by SearunSimpson View Post
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.
No, it is not a standard size. It is 24inx18inx18in. I thought I would keep 9 rummys, 3 otos, and 2 Apisto. I don't have the tank. It is out of stock but I have everything else.
03-17-2011 08:50 AM
SearunSimpson 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.
03-17-2011 08:46 AM
Fahnell I will say rummy
but my reason is the genetics. neons are way inbreed
03-17-2011 06:33 AM
SgtPeppersLHC
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Originally Posted by spoonbeak View Post
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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03-17-2011 06:31 AM
zenche i'm with the cardinals too over both neons and rummy.

esp once the cardinals get to about 2"...freaking awesome school.
03-17-2011 05:56 AM
karatekid14
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Originally Posted by StygianSteel View Post
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
03-17-2011 05:31 AM
StygianSteel 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.
03-17-2011 02:51 AM
Scipio 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.
03-17-2011 01:28 AM
spoonbeak 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.
03-16-2011 08:37 PM
9am53 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
03-16-2011 08:20 PM
bklyndrvr
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Originally Posted by 2wheelsx2 View Post
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.
03-16-2011 07:16 PM
Vancat2 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.
03-16-2011 06:51 PM
2wheelsx2 I prefer black neons to both of them. But if I had to choose, Rummies....
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