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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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"Different" small schooling fish?

I'm wondering if anyone's had experience keeping any of these? Do they school well or pose any threat to fry? Are they very shy? picky eaters? Thanks!

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Barboides gracilis "Cameroon"

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+1 for the green neons. Cool looking little fishes, and they school tightly if you put one bigger fish in the tank. I have about 30 of them and it is a beautiful sight. Now, if only they would spawn...
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Already have the green neons, they're great little fish! :-) I'm looking to get some different fish for another tank.

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I have 8 Green Neons, they were very small when I got them, like a 1/2 inch. It took almost 8 months but they are now about one inch long, they rarely school together but on occasion they will form a group.

I really like Chili Rasboras for a nano fish, at full size 3/4 inch long but they do tend to stay near the surface but they may relax in a larger group as I only have 3. They are tiny and I have rescued them from my Eheim canisters before but they are great little fish.

I'm sorry to say I've never kept the 3 you have mentioned.
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Jelly beans are really nice. They have them in some of the display tanks at AFA. Out of those three they're my fav.

Green neons are what I'll be adding to my new tank, but they are a bit more common.
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Yeah, I really like the look of the jelly beans. We're definitely leaning towards them. In the AFA tanks do they school well? Similar to Green neons?

I love my Green neons as well, but I've already close to 20 of them in a tank, so I wanted a bit more variety in my other tanks
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