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What fish would you reccommend?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by Franko, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. Franko

    Franko New Member

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    Hi there. Just want to take your advice on what fish I should put in my tank.
    The tank is about 10 weeks old now. 72l in volume.
    Currently it hosts 3 otos and 3 or 4 Amano shrimp as janitor crew.

    I am looking for a species as follows:

    Small fish (maybe around 10 - 15 mm in length for example but not strict)
    Not brightly coloured. Black, white, grey, silver, brown etc. Maybe a tiny splash of brighter colour if subtle could be attractive. But must not be dominant colour like neon tetras).
    Most importantly is I would like a species that schools tightly together.

    So far I have one ideal solution: Corydoras hastatus.

    I saw them in a display tank and they are perfect in all above respects. But I can't really find them on sale here in Singapore, so wondered if there are any other suggestions...?
     
  2. Stickling100

    Stickling100 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Maybe another type of small Tretra like and Black Neon Tetra or a penguin tetra?
     
  3. Franko

    Franko New Member

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    Thanks. I checked them out and both look beautiful.
    But its the schooling activity of the Corydoras that I find attractive. The school seems to move as one. (more or less). Like a flock of starlings.
    Are there any other species that do that?

    Like this:
     
  4. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    What about platinum tetra's or vietnamese white clouds?
     
  5. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Most fish don't schooling fish don't once they're settled, only rummynose's do really but even then they're too big for your tank wanting something in the 90cm range owing to being so active.
     
  6. abhradip1986

    abhradip1986 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Try Horadandia Atukorali or puntius gelius they are indian natives, mild in colour and very tight schooling fish..even after they have settled. get em' if you can manage some.
     
  7. Le Baron

    Le Baron New Member

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    Microrasboras are great. Both Margaritatus if you like dots : [​IMG]
    Or erytromicron if you like zebras [​IMG].
    I got 20 maragaritatus in 60 liters and they are beautifull. always swiming in group when you approach the aquarium.
     

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