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Sorry to bump but I went to maidenhead yesterday and they had absolutely loads of them! Annoyed me, since they wouldn't get them in like a year ago, but I figured I can move my green neons to my bigger aquarium (apparently these are actually cardinals and they just sell the small ones as green neons :twisted: ).

Is the general idea still that I can add like 24 of these to my 35L tank?
 

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How nice! I must look in my local MA

Just a different suggestion - Vietnamese Mountain minnows. Hardy, easy, breed without encouragement for me, available in MA Windlesham or I know the breeder (in Bracknell)

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Luketendo said:
but I figured I can move my green neons to my bigger aquarium (apparently these are actually cardinals and they just sell the small ones as green neons :twisted: ).
I don't think this is true mate, where did you hear that?

I wouldn't go for any more than 12 really, 24 in a tank that size might look a bit crowded, it's personal preference though, i don't like to see too many fish :lol:
 

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Green neons are Paracheirodon simulans, and Cardinals are Paracheirodon axelrodi. Closely related, but ultimately different fish.

I was within an ace of filling my 60cm with Greens just before an unknown toxic disaster struck and wiped out the plants. I still intend on getting some, though.

There are others such as Rasbora maculata or dorsiocellata. I can recommend both of these types, especially the R. dorsiocellata for character.

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This is about the best list (and possibly one of the best fish sites) on the web.

http://www.minifische.de/minifischeE.html

If you are into really into very tiny fish then according to Tropical Fish Finder, Maidenhead @ peterborough have Red Ruby Rasboras in stock (8-9mm)- Paedocypris progenetica

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Rasbora maculatus? Love my 7, though I wish I went for twice that in my 15-gallon, as I got them mail order as nowhere near me stocks anything 'small' or unusual.
 

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axelrodi is neon tetra. I'm a huge fan of rasbora axelrodi, a very pretty nano friendly fish. Rasbora kabuti is also very pretty.
 

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Dan Crawford said:
Luketendo said:
but I figured I can move my green neons to my bigger aquarium (apparently these are actually cardinals and they just sell the small ones as green neons :twisted: ).
I don't think this is true mate, where did you hear that?

I wouldn't go for any more than 12 really, 24 in a tank that size might look a bit crowded, it's personal preference though, i don't like to see too many fish :lol:

Well I was told this by Maidenhead. I don't think they are cardinals, but they aren't extremely tiny but they do look like neons.

I'm not sure if I want to risk putting these with my big tank though, as I have 2 angelfish, biggest approx. 4 inches. However I still want those Rasboras, How many of them could I put in my tank do you think with my 6 or so green neons?
 

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Garuf said:
axelrodi is neon tetra. I'm a huge fan of rasbora axelrodi, a very pretty nano friendly fish. Rasbora kabuti is also very pretty.

Fail! :!:

Paracheirodon innesi's common name is neon tetra, Paracheirodon axelrodi's is, as Dave said, cardinal tetra.

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Haha my book's wrong then, I checked twice. What ever the case, green neons aren't baby neons or cardinals they're a specie of their own.
 

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I've seen what I was 99% sure were young cardinals being sold as P.simulans as well as the proper thing so it does happen.
 

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Anyway, as my Green Neon Tetras can't really go in the big tank because of the angelfish, how many boraras brigittae do you think I should put with them?
 

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None, even those will get eaten by an angel fish. You need something stockier than nano fish, the deeper bodied tetras for example.
 

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What I am asking is how many Boraras Brigittae should I put in my small tank with my green neons?
 
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