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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Small, colorful bottom fish ideas

I'm setting up a new 29g tank and I'm currently leaning towards having a bunch of small, colorful fish. Does anyone have any recomendations as to a small (1-2 inch max) brightly colored fish that would occupy the bottom of the aquarium? I like the look of bumblebee gobies but I don't want to do brackish water, I also like the blue neon gobies but was curious if there are even better colored options out there.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 04:35 PM
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Can't get more colorful than peacock gudgeon for a tropical tank . Or for cold water go for the rainbow darter
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 11:55 PM
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Blue rams for the most part stay on the bottom. I would go with peacock gudgeons though, because you could get more of them.

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What temperature is the water? I would recommend some sort of darter. Green side and rainbow are my favorites.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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water will be in the 70s range, maybe upper 60s. Tank will be in my basement so I could really have a range.

Darters would be cool, we've got at least rainbows and orangethroats around here that are pretty easy to catch. Problem is I think these might be the fish that gave my friend's tank camallanus worms, and then my tank. Needless to say I'll quarantine this time haha.
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wow those peacock gudgeons are beautiful! They're so colorful like saltwater fish.

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