Neons are great fish - not to mention the sexy scientific name
I have some with my fire belly newt and my albino frog.
but they are also good in tanks with tetras, danios guppys and plattys - in such a tank the danios, guppys and plattys can breed easily and have no worry of the babies being eaten, so you never have to re-stock.
and anyway what a stupid question!
why not ask are piranhas good for anything except disposing of unwanted fish/mice?
Generally, I avoid topics like these, but since you have brought up paracheirodon innesi, these fish along with the rest; axelrodi and simulans are the indicator species for the Amazon River, much like Oregon's spotted owl. They are also the main bread and butter fish for native fish collectors. So you are in a sense, keeping them employed by continously buying these fish. Do I agree with how you are using them? No. But that is really your business, but I thought this bit of information might help you see these fish differently.
I have some neons in my piranha tank, and they do fine. They're pretty to watch, but basically all they do is swimming back and forth, eating some flakes and crapping some... well... crap.
In my opinion, they just lack the personality larger fish often have, but that doesn't make them useless.
HAHA! Well, I didnt buy them for food. I figured it would be decent addition to 2 of my tanks (didnt think I was a retard
). It just turned out that my hard eared couple of dollars went down the tubes a few minutes after I let them go. My question was, rephrased: is there anything that wont eat these puppies? I figured there was a good chance the Ps would, but I've also noticed they will mainly hit orange gold fish, leaving the gray ones alone for days, and other fish indefinitely. So, I wanted to see how they'd do, and they did briefly look good under the actinic, until the severum sucked them down.
My surprise was when the serpae tetra and zebra danios started pummeling them. Thus, my question :rasp: