a lot of great suggestions!
A school of 60-80 cardinals!
too plain. as bright as they are, they don't thrill me. would look great in that number though
i like rummys or bleeding heart tetras or the variation of bleeding heart tetras i really like, i think there peppermint tetras but not positive.
I looked at rummys and bleeding hearts and they don't wow me.
I would get about 100-150 rasbora brigittae
haha, way too small! I will have other fish in there, like a leopard bushfish, and dwarf african cichlids, and they'll make a snack of those. really cool idea though!
Congos? They're certainly amazing. And they're African....
congos were my first choice when I was figuring things out.
If the idea of Cardinals or Rummy-Noses doesn't turn your crank, you could consider 70-80 Lemon Tetras or 90-100 Ember Tetras.
Not sure if you're wanting to do a single strain tank, but for something different, you might think about 30-40 chocolate gouramis. I think that would be an amazing sight.
lemon tetra seem neat. chocolate gouramis is the sort of answer i was looking for. different than the usual! very interesting... I will have to look into them further.
the tank will house a pair of kribensis, a leopard bushfish, and who knows what else. I'll have to take a look at gouramis in general, but those chocolates are gorgeous.
Or ten discus. They school.
Congo tetra is the fish I chose and haven't regretted it.
I know you were going to go with them but changed your mind, any specific reason, or just don't like them overall?
I was moving more towards a closer representation of the kribensis habitat. the congo tetra don't appear around the same area as the kribs, so I went looking online and found that the red-eyed tetra frequent the same general area.
I love Columbian Tetras (Congos are a close second) for larger schooling fish. Would look awesome in that size of tank!
columbians are neat looking. but for some reason I'm shying away from the red.
30 to 40 rainbows would be pretty cool in that 125, maybe fewer if you get a larger species.
rainbows don't really do it for me.