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I just bought 15 neon tetras for my 125g with 6 full grown angel fish. I didn't realize that the angel's mouths were quite so big. The neons are roughly 1 inch long and the body of the angels is roughly 5 inches, excluding fins. The angels are usually fed either ever day or every other day with flake food.

I put them in tonight and the angels seemed to follow them around. I couldn't help hearing the Jaws music in the back of my head.

How many if any do you think will be eaten by the end of the week?
 

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I wouldn't hold my breath! :croc: I don't think they have much of a chance. Sometimes if the neons are big and the angels are tiny and grow up with them they never learn that they are food. If not, then it's a gourmet treat!:hungry:
 

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feed your angels more. That may help. I just put 12 cardinal tetras in my 125 gal with my discus, one of which is about 5"-6", not to mention the fire eel. It has been 3 days and I still have all 12.
 

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I had 15 glowlight tetras in a tank with a 5" Green Terror (gold saum). For the first 3 weeks, everyone got a long. No deaths. I was pretty impressed.

I am down to 5 tetras as of this morning.

Woo hoo. Gold saum is certainly living up to its name.

Feeding will help.

Charlie
 

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The 125g has been fully planted with sagittaria that has grown to 12 inches in some places. There are a few rocks and 3 large anubias plants, but not much other than that.

I hope for the best, but the pole seems to indicate the angels will win this round >.<

I'm almost afraid to check and see what has happened...
 

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Well! In case anyone was interested, I went back to check on the neons today and lo and behold they are all gone.

I guess angels +1 neons - ehh...

What about adding cherry barbs to the tank? I can't remember but I have a feeling they like to nibble on plants when they are older...
 

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That is exactly what I'm after! A tight schooling, colorful fish. With more emphasis on tight schooling.

I'm trying to find fish for 1$/fish. The neons were that price. I wouldn't mind some rummy noses or harlequins but they are 2.99 each, which is a little too expensive to be getting large schools of 30+

Any ideas where to look for cheap tetras or other tightly schooling fish?
 

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I can think of $1 fish, but then the tight schooling throws them out.

What about the black neon. I've had better luck with them than I have with regular neon
 

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what about a larger schooling fish? smaller school but bigger fish might mean less fish food
 
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