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01-24-2013 05:48 PM
Dave-H Chili's are amazing if you want something tiny with personalities.

And there is no fish with more personality than the pea puffer, in my view. I love those little guys!! I am looking at them on my desk right now!!
01-24-2013 05:04 PM
Greedy Florida flag fish, The males have awesome color and the females arnt bad either, they can be semi aggressive sometimes but they are a fun fish to watch. They have a boss personality and remind me of a big fish in a small fishes body.
01-24-2013 04:45 PM
AquaPeanut +1 for Endlers and +1 for sparkling gourami! both are like curious little puppies. they always come to the glass to see me when I walk near their tanks. my Pygmy cories are super cute too but very shy.
01-24-2013 04:01 PM
bluestems If you're looking for a group of schooling fish with more personality, I really like my spotted pygmy Rasboras (Boraras maculatus). They are very playful and interact as a group. Not very interactive with me, although they will come over to the corner of the tank to see me when I'm ask the desk when it's feeding time. Good with other community fish. Had them for a while with pygmy cories and they'd school together and play in the water current.
01-24-2013 04:01 PM
Silmarwen Danios need a lot of swim space horizontally. I got a few in my 10gallon, and I felt so guilty about their space when I saw how active they wanted to be. I'm getting them into a 20Long as soon as my roommate lets me put a tank in the livingroom.

Though, if you're in the market for a long tank, with lots of swim room, by all means, go for the zebra danios They're beautiful, almost iridescent with deep blue and light gold, and they're so active!
01-24-2013 03:56 PM
shift CPD's are cool little fish but a bit timid.. they hide if you appear to quickly.. you kinda have to sneak up on them.. or wait a minute for your empty tank to appear full again.

I also have neons that are surprisingly active.. Most danios can be fairly zippy
01-24-2013 03:14 PM
JerSaint +1 to the Sparkling Gourami. I have a trio on my tank and love them. They are subtle but beautiful. I have found it takes about a month of good home conditions to color up.
01-24-2013 03:14 PM
thedudeabides Also CPO's are fun in nano's if you go the invert route
01-24-2013 03:13 PM
thedudeabides Killifish in general work great in nano setups, can't beat them in color or personality IMO. Really can't understand why they are not more popular then they are.
01-24-2013 03:04 PM
MABJ I forgot to add -- if you have never seen a picture of them, they're scattered through my 18" nano journal.
01-24-2013 03:03 PM
MABJ Everybody knows what I'm going to post right? :P


I always chime in and recommend this species. It is the 7th smallest fish in the world, the smallest live bearer in the world and is the smallest fish endemic to the US.

They are striped like a tiger, sleek silver and they remind me very much of dwarf puffers. They are very personable for a person wanting more than one dwarf fish.

I see mine all over the tank, and my babies also roam the top(floaters) or bottom(moss).
01-24-2013 02:51 PM
Originally Posted by OVT View Post
Betta sorority: color + personality + never a dull moment.
They come on sale at PetSmart occasionally for $0.99/ea and PetCo will match the price.
Betta sororities are amazing and rewarding - but they require dedication and a close eye, especially early on while the females sort out pecking order. And there's always the chance that you'll run into a female that just can't be housed with others.

I love 'em, though. I've actually just dirted and filled an old tank to start a new sorority. Just needs to be planted and cycled.
01-24-2013 12:13 PM
OVT Betta sorority: color + personality + never a dull moment.
They come on sale at PetSmart occasionally for $0.99/ea and PetCo will match the price.
01-24-2013 11:57 AM
joey24dirt Yeah I'd read about them being species only but also read that there shouldn't really be any issues with otos. I'll maybe have a good think about it and see about sexing them so I only get one male. Thanks for the advice
01-24-2013 11:50 AM
idleivey I kept a trio of dwarf puffers in a 15 gallon. I wouldn't say they were more trouble than any other fish. Just keep up on your water changes. Personality wise they can be a problem though. They are species only, you might get shrimp or otos in there but mine would attack both so YMMV. I eventually had to split them up and give them away because my one male decided he didn't want to share the tank any longer.

edit: That fluval spec is pretty small, you might get one in there but any more and they will likely kill each other. They are mean little fish.
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