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View Poll Results: Which fish for my 55 gal?
Ember tetra 6 40.00%
Danio erythromicron 5 33.33%
Microdevario kubotai 4 26.67%
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Help me pick a fish

I have a 55 gal somewhat heavily planted tank with a moderate current from the filter. Lots of stems in the back and sides with a HC carpet in the middle which gives a good amount of open swimming space. I'm looking for an active, playful fish with lots of movement. The tank currently has otos and pygmy cories. I've done White Clouds and Rummynose in the past and enjoyed their activites, but I'm looking for something in the nano range with similar activity levels.
I'm planning a school of at least 10-15 and I've narrowed down my choices to these 3-
Ember tetra
Danio Erythromicron
Microdevario kubotai
Feel free to vote and/or leave feedback if you have any experience with these fish. If you have another option, I welcome that too.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 06:51 PM
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I like the danio's a lot

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2013, 06:56 PM
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I would go with the kubotai. I originally wanted them for one of my tanks, but they were extremely difficult to locate at a decent price. I ended up going with Boraras brigittae which I am extremely satisfied with. I have heard people say the kubotai have a tendancy to hide in plants and their green coloration makes them nearly impossible to see.
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