Rated 5 out of 5 by Melian Pretty
I purchased these guys a few months ago and they're doing great. They colored up beautifully and eat like pigs. They are really active and the males are always seeking out the females, however I still have no babies, yet. The store lighting doesn't do them justice and I think they are often overlooked. They used to be called the poor man's neon, but for good reason, they are just as colorful and flashy. I do however find them to live a lot longer that actual neons.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KyleMM Great fish, just not from here
Brilliant colours to these fish.
I absolutely love them.
Great colours, even though I use my as feeder fish.
All in all, I would recommend this product to people.
Love'em or hate'em, they're really easy to care for.
Such a calm, soothing fish. And hardy.
Have you ever wanted a fish but didn't want the work
Associated with proper care? These don't need
Shelter to hid in or even a heater!
They do need some form of filtration.
However if you clean their water fairly often
Even the worst pet owners can keep them alive.
Most people don't have much difficulties with these.
Cool water, some food, and maybe some light.
Heat isn't required - heck I have mine in a bucket.
Even better yet is they're easy to breed too.
Amateurs could breed them if they want to try.
Probably wouldn't be an issue, just need a mop.
Easy enough to look up online how to make one.
Reasonably priced, I'd get these fish again.
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bettalover2013 Great fish!!!
I bought three of theese a couple of days ago and they're great.I have them in my 5.5 gallon tank with my betta fish(Bubbles).Their names are Red,Quicksilver,and pencil(my 3 year old sister named that one.)I think pencil is preagnant because she has a bump on her stomach.They have been doing great with Bubbles,he hasn't even flared or nipped at them.I would recomend this fish for any person starting an aquarium or somebody with a betta.And remember if you do choose to get ANY fish go to petsmart.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Em312 Nothing negative to report
These fish (they are actually a variety of minnow) are fabulous, preferable to the neons in my opinion. I have had the White Clouds, as pictured, but I really like the Golden Clouds, which are a bright yellow-orange color with bright red fins - very flashy, competitive with neons in that department. (Yes, White and Golden Clouds can school together, or at least all hang out - mine have done it.) In fact, the neons and minnows are in the same family - the minnows used to be referred to as the Poor Man's Neon Tetra, but they are undervalued in the fish world. They are extremely hardy. The three minnows I have now have survived an ick epidemic in my tank and a couple ammonia spikes :0, unlike the neons (succumbed to latter ammonia spike), and I have endless admiration for their resilience. :) I have had some minnows that have survived less - I lost a pair to the stress of ick medication :( - but really, these guys are great. Differentiating between boys and girls is fairly easy once they mature - females have a large silver bulge on the underside of their abdomens that carries the eggs while the males are smaller and streamlined. They don't seem to breed in the typical aquarium, unlike guppies, so don't worry too much about mixing genders in your school (that could be pretty hard to avoid, anyhow). If you do get babies, you can either make extra efforts to save them (as I was going to when I realized I had a male and females) or let the other fish get a high protein snack. Don't expect these guys to ever venture much farther than two to five inches below the surface - they are strictly top swimmers, and mine only sometimes make excursions to the bottom realms, unlike my guppies. The male seems to be more active than the two females. They are extremely peaceful, kind of ignoring the other fish and doing their own thing. Being hardy, they can also live in slightly colder water - room temp to tropics, roughly - and are fabulous for beginner's who have a tank of any size, small or large, they're good with either. So, on the whole, these guys are some of my favorite little fish to have around!
August 9, 2013