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my Pelvicachromis sacrimontis are the whole reason i had the idea of doing an african themed tank. but I realized, with my 20g, that I'm not overly fond of working with anubias.

I do plan on keeping a few other pairs of african dwarf cichlid in the tank.

two schools are a possibility. I do think that the tank would be stunning with a single large school, and a spattering of supporting fish.

the congo tetra is a very attractive, simple, fish. i love the fluorescence. I may end up with them as the main school
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Love the sacrimontis. Very unique little fish. A single large school would be very neat. And congos stay out of the bottom area, too. Out of the way of grouchy mom and dad cichlids.

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I have both rummy nose and lemon tetras in my 55 gallon and like them both. The lemons are very active and would look good in a school that big.
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Kerri or Lacortei tetras. Most pictures don't do them justice.
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Personally I'd go with Asian Rummynose. Beautiful fish, just wish they were easier to get

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Kerri or Lacortei tetras. Most pictures don't do them justice.
I like those a lot.

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Personally I'd go with Asian Rummynose. Beautiful fish, just wish they were easier to get
they don't really do it for me personally. but this thread is meant to be a "what would you do"... to give me ideas

I, for some reason, don't really like the red in those fish.

I would love a bunch of odessa barbs though!

they get a little larger than I'd like for the main schooling tank, and they're barbs, so I worry about aggression. they're also not suitable for the near 80 degree water that i'll have.
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Fire Barbs, Barbus fasciolatus, are another one of my favorites. But they're kind of reddish/orange, seems like you're not into that color.
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in my jack dempsey tank i have giant danios. originally i obtained them for dither fish or just something extra. now that they are established the colors are oh so beautiful. BUT they sure will NOT eat off of the substrate. i have to add small amounts of sinking flake, so that it is eaten in the water column .
yes odessa barbs are gorgeous.
for my passive fish tank i have tons of Harlequin Rasboras, ah oh so lovely, my new favorite fish

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I've heard of some people suggesting Fire Barbs, which are a species found within the rivers of Africa. Another one could be the five banded barb

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For me it would be a few denison's barbs, scissortail rasboras, or celebes rainbows. Maybe even SAE's. Also, bala sharks! But maybe not for a 125.
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Lots of good suggestions. I'll add harlequins.
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Love my green tiger barbs and a huge tank full of them would be awesome.

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Wow you're picky.


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Fire Barbs, Barbus fasciolatus, are another one of my favorites. But they're kind of reddish/orange, seems like you're not into that color.
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I've heard of some people suggesting Fire Barbs, which are a species found within the rivers of Africa. Another one could be the five banded barb
is this the fire barb? http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...22a8287ca4.jpg

they're nice looking. certainly an option, though they seem to hang out by the bottom. are the five banded barbs as aggressive as regular tiger barbs? they look very similar, and I loved those fish (too aggressive for what I had in the tank though)

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For me it would be a few denison's barbs, scissortail rasboras, or celebes rainbows. Maybe even SAE's. Also, bala sharks! But maybe not for a 125.
that celebes rainbow is striking!

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Wow you're picky.
care to elaborate?
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I mean, I just don't understand how you couldn't love cardinal and rummy nose tetras.


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