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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 07:37 PM
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I've got cardinals and Foersch's barbs in my tank and they school pretty nicely, but the tightest and most consistent schoolers are my dwarf red-fin rainbow fish. If my tank was bigger those would be the first things I'd add more of.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-24-2013, 11:25 PM
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Another vote for White Clouds here, though I prefer the regular ones over the goldens. Mine are in a tank with some shrimp so they feel no pressure at all but they still school up a good bit of the time. They are a ton of fun to watch, they play and chase each other all the time and love to swim into the bubbles from my air stone, let it shoot them to the top of the water where they get shot across the tank by the water from my spray bar, then swim back and do it again.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Neptoon'd View Post
I have a school of golden white cloud mountain minnows in a community tank. I really like them, and from my understanding, they are pretty hardy. Mine live with mollies and julii cory cats. The regular WCMM are nice too.
I am so jealous! I am setting up my 12g long for gold wcmm. So beautiful.

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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 12:47 AM
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Bloodfin Tetras school TIGHT.. Had 7 of them in a 20 long, they were a pleasure. Also have had cardinals, NOTHING compared to the bloodfins.
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-25-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the suggestions! I discovered many great species I didn't know existed. It won't be easy to make a choice!
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