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Old 02-24-2004, 06:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm partial to darker colored small less active schooling fish for my tanks. Harlequin Rasboras are #1 with Cherry Barbs a close 2nd. I'm getting a school of H. maculatus soon so I may have a new #1.

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Old 03-02-2004, 11:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any experience with Broken Line Tetras (Hemigrammus ulreyi)?

http://www.characin.com/species/char...mus-ulreyi.htm[/url]
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1. rummynose tetra are the BEST group fishes. they stay as group all the time. for my observation, they are not as strong as harlequin rasboras.

2. harlequin rasboras are another nice group fishes. they are very easy to keep. when i put a group of 16 in my tank, they couldnt stop eating flakes after 15 mins.

3. pencil fish are group fishes. my favorite is banded pencil fish (Nannostomus espei). they are the only pencil fishes with spots.

4. pygme cory are group fishes. they are very cute!!!

i just saw some ember tetra in LFS. they used to be little bit expensive. the price is ok now. their transparent bodies look cool.
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Not to sure what the contest is here...

But for keeping the tightest or most densely packed schools, who wins?

Spituch, I envy you! lol
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the Cardinal Tetras are quite nice in contrast with the green of the plants.
I like very much the rasbora arlequim

now i have a school of carnegiella strigata, don't give much effect but is a nice fish. pruming the plants is dificult with im.
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Does anyone have any experience with Broken Line Tetras (Hemigrammus ulreyi)?

http://www.characin.com/species/char...mus-ulreyi.htm[/url]
I got some in the local auction last fall. Funny, they were really brave in the bare Q tank, I though they had a lot of spunk. But when I moved them to the planted 10 g tank they got spooked. Now they hide a lot. No other fish in that tank, maybe that is their problem.
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i just saw some ember tetra in LFS. they used to be little bit expensive. the price is ok now. their transparent bodies look cool.
I have these! They are so pretty, in a planted tank they color up just like a new penny. Newly minted copper. That plain transparent shrimp-grey color changes when you start feeding them dried bloodworms and brine shrimp.

When they were with the zebra danios, they never schooled. Now the danios are gone and there are rams and A. borelli in the tank and 4 cories and they school very tightly.

That may change in a few days, all that changed recently.
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In my 75 all of my rummynose, ottos, and SAE's school together a lot of the time. Its pretty cool
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Old 03-30-2004, 10:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
 
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Cherry barbs!

If you have a half filled tank Half beaks are awesome fish, they are surface dwellers and they are pretty fun to watch, they are not common but if you can get some you will surely enjoy them.

Killies, they have he most awesome colors, it is said they are the most beautiful tropical fish.
http://www.killies.com/images/IndexRACBP.jpg

Cories, I think hey are the most close schooling fish i've ever seen if you get a group of 6 they stick together all the time, and they are so easy to keep and also there are many kinds
http://www.fishprofiles.com/profiles...oras+agassizii

YoYo Loach, This is a personal favorite, it just glows in highly light tanks and i just think they are awesome then they are near any plant!
http://www.fishprofiles.com/profiles...otia+lohachata Get many of these!!!
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Depending on the design of the aqualayout, select the best color...
My favourites are...

Paracheirodon axelrodi
Paracheirodon simulans
Harlequin Rasboras
Rummy nose tetras
white cloud mountain minnows

Most tetras make excellent schoolers...
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