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Old 03-18-2013, 05:56 PM   #1
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Green neon tetras--bright lights, no cover?


I have very bright LED lighting in an iwagumi with essentially no shade or dim areas. I assume they would be unhappy in such a set up, but wanted to see if anyone has personal experience in sustaining them in such a set up.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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I have a school of them in my 10 gallon high tech tank, which is lit by 3x 23 watt CFL bulbs, each with individual reflectors. They are fine, but they do have some shaded areas to retreat to. I find that the main group stays out in the open while a few others tend to stick to the shaded areas.

As for your lack of cover, the only fish that don't jump are dead fish.
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by cover, i meant plant cover...shoulda been clearer. but thanks for the info.
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Do they not like bright light? I had 5 in my 29g under 150w halide and now I have three after just a few days...
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I have 20 in a 20 gallon. They are in a planted tank under a DYI Rapid led light, that is extremely bright with some drift wood and hiding areas. They are also in RO water. I must say I have not seen any neon fish with such a bright blue strip as these before. I feed the NLS pellets.I happy I went with these guys instead of the more common ( at least in this area) neons, cardinals. They also stay around 1 inch full grown to.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:15 PM   #6
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Do they not like bright light? I had 5 in my 29g under 150w halide and now I have three after just a few days...
My understanding is these are wild caught specimens, that originate from dark, shaded waters. So I'm assuming shade is probably pretty important to prevent overstressing these little guys.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:56 AM   #7
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The green neons I got are farmed in Asia. At least that is what the sale person told me. They are all alive and happy, 3 months later. And come and go into the bright light as they please. Seems to be no problem for them at all. The only thing they do not do is, eat off the surface. I hope this helps.
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