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Old 11-30-2012, 03:05 AM   #1561
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I'll be adding about 100 Amano shrimp Monday, still pondering fish ideas.

Something that will not jump out.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:16 AM   #1562
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Rasboras do tend to jump IME, but man a nice school of Rasboroides vaterifloris would look nice in there. Also, the jumping tends to be due to being spooked by abrupt light changes, something you shouldn't have an issue with using a dimmer.

I've had them before and they are excellent schoolers. The pictures don't do them justice. In person they're every bit as orange as ember tetras, but bigger.

Or how about Rhadinocentrus ornatus? One of the few rainbowfish that likes acidic water.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:32 AM   #1563
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How about a large school of Moenkhausia pittieri (Diamond tetra)? They are beautiful when they become full grown and don't know them to be jumpers. I think with a tank like yours with all the different colors these fish would look good with their diamond like scales that can show the whole color spectrum.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #1564
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You could do annual killifish and change out species as they procreate and die. You would have to deal with dead fish (shortest living vertebrate) but switching to different species can lend to your ever changing layout and a male and a few females in a 10 gallon should get you enough eggs to bring that species back in the tank after the required "dry time" needed for the eggs and another species takes it place in this tank till they die and you can rotate through how ever many different species you would like. Now they might be too colorful for your intentions but a rotating fish population came to mind while looking at your tank. I'm also not sure if they are jumpers.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:22 PM   #1565
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I love killis, but they jump like mad.

I need something more silvery or bland really, but nice schooling and behavior.

I have color in the 180, but more subdued plants, in this tank, I need the opposite contrast.

I have a few Rosy Tetras, nice fish like Serpae's but deeper red. They blended in so well with the red plants.

Brass tetras are too artificial for the color scheme.

I also have those in my 70 Gal.

Rummies did well, but munched on plants as they pack hunt for food.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #1566
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I do like the diamond tetra idea.....
alternativly, even though its not small or a schooling fish.......I still want to see an elephant nose in a tank like this lol....then again it might want a cave or something which wouldn't quiet work well, oh well :P

I think the very overlooked black skirt tetras are nice as well, just the standard, short fin black ones.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:37 AM   #1567
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G. elephas only comes out during the night.

Hard to take pics.
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #1568
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What about Phenacogrammus interruptus?
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Old 12-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #1569
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What about Phenacogrammus interruptus?
Those are another fish I was thinking about. Very beautiful larger tetra.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:31 PM   #1570
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Congo tetra: Too big, eats all shrimp.
Been here, done this several times.

That red congo tetra is pretty, but still a good sized fish, 3-4" etc.

Glass cats are one idea.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:09 PM   #1571
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Chocolate Neons?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #1572
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One of my favorites, red line rasbora. Not too big, not too small. They school tight but arent as active as harlequins or rummynose. nice looking fish but wont pull attention away from the tank via color activity or otherwise. Never had one jump ship either, they're cheap anyway.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #1573
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My vote would be about 200 t-bone tetras.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #1574
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200 chilli rasboras.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #1575
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Rasbora maculatas have a hint of red and bronze that would nicely pick up the red and orange hues of some of the stems. I just recently picked up some myself for a nano tank and they have become one of my favorite fish. Great little personalities, inquisitive and playful.

Your tank is really beautiful. I love the plant groupings, plus all the color and texture.
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