3 years ago #1
hi
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Yesterday at walmart I picked up a orange tertra neon named cheeto and a blue neon tetra named blueberry I dont know there gender. Im only eleven so Im not the fish expert. Im wondering how long will they live? At walmart all the fish[surprisingly] were in good shape and so I got some there. so just a guess how long do you think they will live?
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3 years ago #2
harryhashighpants
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Hi
I reacon they will live for around 10 years if in the right conditions
if you have these test kits these will help (The required ppm is next to the name of the test type)

API Ammonia test kit must be at zero ppm

API NitrIte test kit must be at Zero ppm

API NitrAte test kit must be below 40 ppm

API ph test kit between 6.5 - 7.8

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3 years ago #3
Nightstar99
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5 - 10 years according to google, but I think these little schooling fish need to be in groups of five or more to be happy and unstressed.

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3 years ago #4
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thanks for the good answer I told my mom to pick up three more on the way back from work but is that bad because I only have a one gallon tank?

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3 years ago #5
Nightstar99
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Thats pretty small for any fish I'm afraid.

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3 years ago #6
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oh so should I get a five gallon? cause I think I can

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3 years ago #7
Nightstar99
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Why don't you have a go with this and see what fishes it says for five gallons?
http://www.aqadvisor.com/

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3 years ago #8
hi
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ok

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3 years ago #9
jerry
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walmart has a 10 gallon for 12$ ,, also a filter for 15$ heater for 15$ gravel for bought 5$,, this will start your set up... then do a fishless cycle ,,takes bought a month ,,then youll be ready for fish.. a 10 gallon could hold 4-5 fish max... but this is the cheapest way i feel to keep fish .. smaller tanks are to hard for a beginner to maintain..

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3 years ago #10
hi
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ok Im good and sorry everyone for starting new threads I didnt understand that you were supposed to keep replying or whatever we have it all figured out two baby neon fish in a 1 gallon tank is what were doing for now we got a heater and some real plantsis this good thanks, hiyouto

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3 years ago #11
greenzebra
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ok thanks for not listening to our advice and sticking with a 1 gallon tank.

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3 years ago #12
Nightstar99
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Neons really need to be kept in groups, and in a much larger tank. Maybe if you show your family this thread they will help you out with a bigger aquarium.

Fish are a lot of fun until they start getting sick and croaking on you.

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3 years ago #13
thea
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Hi

If you want to get the best of our website it is best to sign up. Then you will get an email when someone answers your post instead of having to search for it.

Its nice that you want to keep fish. And it is not so hard if you learn a few things. My daughter is also 11 yrs old and she has learnt how to look after our betta all by herself most days.


What everyone is trying to tell you is that one gallon is no good for any fish let alone schooling fish that need at least four other buddies to be happy.

You will need a ten gallon tank and five neons tetras for your fish to be safe and happy. You need FIVE tetras -- they like to go around with at least five of their kind. Petco/Petsmart are good places to look for these tanks.

Good for you for getting a heater. Get a thermometer too so you can see if your tank is the correct temperature.
Also you will need an aquarium filter that is rated for 10 gallons.

Let me know if you want recommendations as to brands though they are all pretty good.

Your fish will not survive in a one gallon tank. They will be lonely with only each other for company, they will have too little space to swim and their water will get too dirty for them to live in very quickly. They need more water and more space--this is why you are getting the advice.

Sign up, come back to this thread and we can help you keep your fish happy and you happy with your fish. But PLEASE do not keep them in a gallon any longer than you have to.

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