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I'm looking at getting a 90G tank in the next few weeks (to upgrade the 12G) and will be stocking it with an army of small tetras

Right now i have shrimp/CPD's and a few neons.

What are some other good, compatible shrimp safe fish?

So far i'm looking at
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Scarlet Badis (Dario dario)

What else would be a good fit?
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I'm stocking mine with pencil fish and Chili Rasboaras.
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Do they socialize well together? I heard some fish will help the CPD's become more "social" and not so timid.
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What shrimp?


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I currently have neo Pumpkins in the community tank.. I'm not sure yet on the big tank. I have CRS/CBS, yellows, pumpkins, rillis and PFR.. one of the above.. probably which ever breeds the most in the next month or two.
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Well thats a very nice dinner for most species of fish that are larger sized, i'd say just increase the size of the scholls you have, thats really all i can recomend with all the shrimp you have in there.


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I honestly would not recommend putting shrimp is such a big tank. They don't do much or take up a lot of space, but they limit the species of fish you can keep to very few. Don't put shrimp in there and you open up many, many possibilities. Plus you'd barely be able to see the shrimp ever.


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So a better question may be what fish would go well with CPD's.. assuming i dont do shrimp as well.

I do however kinda like the idea of massive army's of small fish rather than a few big ones
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Instead of putting another species in there, why not just get more CPDs?

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I'm actually starting to breed them (about 19 fry so far..). so the odds are it will be massive loads of CPd's in a few months.
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sparkling gouramis are pretty cool looking little fish, ill keep an eye out for some
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My CPD's get along great with sparkling gouramis I love those little things, they have such great personalities
Can those Gouramins start eating your CPDs once they grow up ? I want to keep them with my rasboras maculatus but heard they can grow up to 4 inches.

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I hope not!... I may have to stick with just nano fish...

What are some other neat rasboras or danios?
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sparkling gourami's should be fine with the shrimp especially in that big tank. they might eat some babies now and then but your colony should still grow. id prob get like 6-12 of them.

also could do some ottos, pygmy corys.

if you want to do small fish go for it, i completely understand. its deff not the best use of space but if its what you want. honestly a shorter tank like a 75g would be better sense you have no need for height.

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