I have a dozen rummies, and I added 6 cardinal tetras a few weeks after I got the rummies. Now the rummies don't swim around in a tight school as much as they did before I added the cardinals. Now they act more like the cardinals do. My tank looks a bit too busy. My tank is only 55, so it might not look so busy in yours. Not sure if it is just my particular tank situation, but I thought I would share my experience. (I also added some angels, but I would think that adding angels would make them school more. Who knows?)
Looks good by the way. I want to get some otos.
Originally Posted by SpankyMR2
Your tank is great. I have 10 rummies in a 65 gallon. I want to add some more just b/c I like them The 10 have been in the tank for about 3 months and seem to be happy. They only seem to split up when my SAE's go crazy.
Thank you for the input on the rummynose. We have a fish club meeting tomorrow and always head over to the guys store than runs the club afterwords. Will have to see what he has. He gives a pretty good discount on club nights. I know I want more rummynose for sure but I am still debating on a second school of tetras. Would rather not mess with their tight schooling habits though. There is so much open water pace to fill up. Right now it seems a bit empty and the rummynose hang kind of low. Maybe something that will hang a bit higher in the water. Will have to watch some tanks for a bit but the behaviors will probable change from the small holding tanks to the bigger planted tank.
Otos are a great little fish. I haven't kept them in a number of years because I have had BN plecos but I am glad to have them now. Very active all day long. Great fish!
Originally Posted by kwheeler91
that shrimp pic/vid cracks me up. that should be put in the TFH calendar
Thanks! Picture is for sure not high enough quality I would think....
Originally Posted by AzFishKid
Nice! I love all of the blyxa.
Looks great. And LOL @ those cherry shrimp... i've never seen them do that before! That's cool.
I have seen them at the top like that when the duckweed gets thick but never lined up in a row before. I also love the blyxa. Has to be one of my favorite plants! No runners and a grassy look! What else could you want?
Any criticism or suggestions are welcome also. I have some plants I am not sure where to put.