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Brightly Colored Community Fish?

I've had a 29 gallon aquarium set up since June of 2012 that is heavily planted I guess... It is more a bunch of weedy plants that grow like mad so I have to cut them back lol, except for my three Madagascar Lace.

So today I picked up 5 jumbo neon tetras at Petsmart that appear really healthy and are schooling around just hours after introduction. I want something that I can keep with them. I like gourami, so that is an option. Could anyone point me towards some brightly colored, peacful-looking fish for a community tank?

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Have you ever heard of guppies?
They're colorful!
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Cherry barbs are nice in a planted tank.

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I have a mixture of Gold Barbs and Blue Mickey Mouse platies and they are truly awesome!
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blue rams.. endlers.. ORANGE neons
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Re: Brightly Colored Community Fish?

Honey Gourami. Doesn't eat your plants like some dwarf Gourami will

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Buget is $5 or less per fish.

I found a fish I really liked, dwarf blow fish... But I was told they have teeth and will attack other fish. Is this true or can I keep them ina community?

Also found honey gourami but they were almost too small to view. Was thinking of some dwarf gourami from petsmart as well.

Do dwarf gourami, dwarf blow fish and neon tetras sound okay together?
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Not sure about the blow fish but the neons and dwarf gourami are a good match. I have these beautiful cobalt blue dwarf gourami, and dwarf honey gourami (more red). I love em

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If you mean dwarf puffers I am pretty sure they don't play well with others. A lost of them are also actually brackish fish also.
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GBR pair. Nothing beats them in breeding colors. Well, okay, maybe a few other cichlids sport even flashier attire, but still. GBR are about as pretty as they come in that size.

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dont get a dwarf puffer unless you want it to harass and kill all your other fish
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