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What kind of fish to get???

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by Puffamayne, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Puffamayne

    Puffamayne New Member

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    ey, im new to the forums and recently transformed my tank for aquascaping. At the Lfs around here i saw really small well planted tanks with rcs and very tiny schooling fish. I have a ten gallon and want to fill it up with the tiniest fish that school so i can fit alot of them in there. (cant do it now, cuz i got a puffer fish in there). but if i did, what types of fish should i be thinking about getting.which ones are good for a balancing a well planted tank? thanks!!!:rock:
     
  2. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    My brother has several of these:
    http://www.buzzle.com/img/articleImages/386059-1754-24.jpg
    neon tetras are easy to care for and they don't put out much waist because of their slim bodies.
    Get a shoal of about 6 and add in groups of 2 (optional) so you don't stun your cycle.
    It would be a great first fish for a 10 gallon.

    Good luck!
     
  3. GR1KTR

    GR1KTR Aspiring Aquascaper

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    It depends.. what is your experience level? Will this tank be broken down completely or will it be mature? Can you post your water parameters up for all to look at? This will help greatly.
     
  4. StanChung

    StanChung Aspiring Aquascaper

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    For small tanks my favourite are
    Ember tetras- fearless
    Green Neon tetras.
    Boraras brigittae-tiny [but don't school well though]
    Ruby tetra- a bit shy.
     
  5. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    ShadowMac Moderator Staff Member

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    I have emerald dwarf rasboras in my ADA 30C, they are neat little fish, school loosely. I like them, but they are a bit shy.

    galaxy rasboras

    scarlet gem badis - they don't school but are very cool little fish, shy, but have personality. they are like mini cichlids in some ways
     
  7. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I like the scarlet gem badis. They look like some what like a red version of the German Blue Ram(GBR)
    LINK:http://www.cichlids.com/uploads/tx_usercichlids/user_pics/2415/01_CIMG1178.JPG
     
  8. severumkid

    severumkid Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Feeding darios darios can be an issue as they will mostly take only live food.
     
  9. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    A good note to take.
     
  10. Shadow

    Shadow Moderator Staff Member

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    My favorite small schooling fish:
    ember tetra
    green neon
    trigonostigma espei
    sundadanio axelrodi
     
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    From what I read and seen before, usually aquascaper will choose either neon tetra, rasbora or danio. All these are small fish which do not generate a lot of waste
     
  12. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    WOW that's a thing to CONSIDER.:)
     

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