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Soothing Shrimp 04-07-2013 11:09 PM

Recommendations on very colorful fish?
 
I keep and breed shrimp and often have culls that I would feel better about putting back into the chain of life.

My wife is up for the idea of a display tank with fish, but

1) the fish have to be extremely colorful

2) be peaceful enough to be kept with several of it's colorful kind (that leaves bettas out)

3) kept in a 10g or 20g long

Ideas or suggestions would definitely be welcome!

wicca27 04-07-2013 11:29 PM

male guppies, rams or any apisto would be good for a 20 long and be good for shrimp eating

Fdsh5 04-07-2013 11:56 PM

I vote for apistos. There are some beautiful color combos.

thelub 04-08-2013 12:06 AM

+1 for rams and apistos. My gold rams are extremely vibrant. I didn't know they could be so nicely colored.

Soothing Shrimp 04-08-2013 12:44 AM

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ADJAquariums 04-08-2013 12:48 AM

Rams and Apistos, Cherry barbs as a schooling?

Clemsons2k 04-08-2013 01:03 AM

I'd go with rams myself. You should be able to put a few in a 20L and they have great personality.

Soothing Shrimp 04-08-2013 01:09 AM

I'm going to ask in a separate thread about apistogramma cacatuoides, so I don't muck this one up.

OVT 04-08-2013 01:38 AM

Re: Recommendations on very colorful fish?
 
A betta sorority is another possibility, especially if you are going with a smaller tank.

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Soothing Shrimp 04-08-2013 01:53 AM

Thought about that. Am I able to include 1 male with them?

Edit: I did a quick search and see many people have problems and wind up with separate tanks for aggressive fems. Can't do that one.

ColinMackenzie 04-08-2013 02:00 AM

Recommendations on very colorful fish?
 
I would personally get a pair of rams, or else a pair of apistos (cacs or agassazii) - if you want something a little outside the box - 5 or 6 dwarf neon rainbows would look good in a tank that size, and i feed mine shrimp regularly (as adults) - also, some Botia loach of mine love shrimp - perhaps three Botia in the tank to eat the shrimp plus a school of cardinal tetra would look nice -

Just trying to throw a couple of out-of-the-box ideas...

Kirbybtf 04-10-2013 08:41 PM

Re: Recommendations on very colorful fish?
 
Check out the dario dario. Beautiful and very small. You could get a school for a 20g.
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/dario-dario/

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Alaskan Fishface 04-10-2013 09:44 PM

Rainbow fish!
rainbow-fish.org

VivaDaWolf 04-10-2013 09:55 PM

Extremely colourful as in the fish looks like a rainbow or can be one colour but BRIGHT?

http://fish-etc.com/wp-content/uploa...vebearers1.jpg endlers
http://thehawksnest.pbworks.com/f/13...%20guppies.jpg guppies


http://www.americanaquariumproducts....tydisplay3.jpg platies
http://www.aquarticles.com/images/Ch...%20guppies.jpg swordtails

scokaw 04-10-2013 11:54 PM

If you like betta's, there's other options besides the common splendens. I kept a group of Betta channoides in a 20L for while, even had babies. They have a dark red color with fins edged in black and white. I'm sure they'll love your shrimp culls.


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