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post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 05:41 AM
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How about Danios, the zebra and leopard? I've had one or two of these in the past and liked the little guys. Any one have any luck with them forming schools?
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post #32 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 05:51 AM
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Rummy's are the best schoolers, Danio's are spastic and agressive in large groups, I've never kept bloodfins but you have a couple reliable sources that say they are tight. I have 39 Rummy's and the stay in formation and I only have 8 green neon but they are all over the place.

Plus how can you pass on those blood red noses
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Rummynose tetras are certainly one of the best. Some rasboras are also good.

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Well, after few months researching and testing all fish mentioned above, my conclusion: Rummy Nose is the best and the tightest of all.

Here is the proof (My video):

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That one wants discus and some sort of dwarf cichlid. If you could get your hands on 5-7 wild discus and some bolivian rams or checkerboard cichlids... oh boy.

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That one wants discus and some sort of dwarf cichlid. If you could get your hands on 5-7 wild discus and some bolivian rams or checkerboard cichlids... oh boy.
Man Oh Man, I have been thinking about those discus and dwarf cichild. Don't worry, they're coming.
The thing is, there is some arguments whether discus fit in Aquascaping or not.

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I had black skirt tetras in a 55gal that were tight schoolers.

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That was a beautiful tank in the vid!

Probably bigger fish than you want, but my Buenos Aires Tetras school every bit as tightly (if not more) than the rummies in the vid. They are a flattened, deep bodied tetra that is mostly flashy aluminium silver with red and black accents. (sorry for the bad pic)


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I can vouch that Bloodfins school TIGHT and are always on the move. Very cool fish.
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+1 Rummy's by far, are the best!
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Rummy nose tetras are my favorite. They school so much more tightly than the neons I had before my angels picked them off one at a time over like a year. Also much better than the cardinals that my Discus ate in like two days. You never ever see a rummy nose by itself. If ones alone it is frantically looking for the group.
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If you're willing to do semi-agressive . . . Tiger barbs hold fairly close to together. They tend to chase, nip, and grouse with each other every moment of the day.

Youtube of the tank below: 72 gallon bowfront planted aquarium with shoal of tiger barbs, sand bottom - usual day


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Going to take a quick vid of my tank.

Some of the fish aren't very active (it usually looks very frantic) because its late and theyre sleeping. Especially the glowlights, they don't move much at night. And its at night when Ill see them actually bunched closer. I dont have a lot of tetras compared to the vids posted but I dont think they school much at all. Same with the neons. But the danios, I LOVE. Always sticking together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoNuX...ature=youtu.be excuse the talking.


That rummy vid above is amazing.
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That was a beautiful tank in the vid!

Probably bigger fish than you want, but my Buenos Aires Tetras school every bit as tightly (if not more) than the rummies in the vid. They are a flattened, deep bodied tetra that is mostly flashy aluminium silver with red and black accents.
Hey, I got a question about this. Aren't Buenos Aires Tetras infamous for devouring live plants? Or am I confusing them with Columbians or something? I'm looking for a larger school tetra that is plant safe for my cichlid infested planted 75, but there aren't that many options that aren't so small that they would become a snack
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Serpaes will serve for a cichlid-infested planted tank. Bombproof...

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