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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Hengelis, espeis, maculatus, or CPDs for a 10g

I wanted to get a small school of one of these and i was wondering if anyone had any input on these. also, if there was any preference of hengelis or espeis, they seem very similar to me but i was leaning towards hengelis for the schooling. anyways, i was thinking about keeping maybe 7-10 of these along with a scarlet badis, would that work?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 09:15 PM
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I'd get the Boraras Maculatus. They're nice and colorful, and smaller than the other fish as well (well just about the same size as the CPD too)

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I have hengeli.. They're great schoolers with 6+ but you'd obviously need something bigger than a 10G.

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i like CPDs a lot. they are a really cute little fish, and are pretty active.
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cpds do pretty well in larger numbers and in bigger tanks. go with maculatus, i have 5 in a 7.5g tank, very VERY active, and have huge appetites
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Another vote for maculatus or a similar Boraras species. They will make the 10g look huge!
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I would go for the Maculatas or the CPD's. I have both of them, and they are both amazing fish. The maculatas I find are mid to upper level schoolers. The CPD's are usually very skitish I find unelss kept in larger numbers, and in turn, kept in a larger tank.


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hmmm, thanks for all the responses! ill probably go with the maculatus, thanks all
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