Best Schooling fish (finally proof with video) Pg. 3 - Page 4
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-17-2012, 06:07 AM   #46
LB79
Wannabe Guru
 
LB79's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South-central Washington State, USA
Posts: 1,920
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by green_valley View Post
Man Oh Man, I have been thinking about those discus and dwarf cichild. Don't worry, they're coming.
The thing is, there is some arguments whether discus fit in Aquascaping or not.
Pooh! Discus fit in my 55. It's at least three times as heavily planted as yours.
__________________
"One day...one day, this path will lead us to the White City, and the tower guard will take up the call: the Lords of Gondor have returned!"

–Boromir, The Lord Of The Rings
LB79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-17-2012, 10:58 AM   #47
driftwoodhunter
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Christiansburg, Va
Posts: 2,756
Default

HybridHerp, I have 12 Columbians and 10 Buenos in a 125g tank. Both have a rep for eating plants, and they sure do some serious chomping in mine! I think it's mostly the Buenos, though. Through trial and error I've found most stem plants are food. What they don't touch so far are anubias - all kinds - crypts (again, all kinds), Kleiner swords, crinum, bolbitis, riccia (as a floater), and all the java ferns. I have a newly planted amazon fern that hasn't been touched yet and I just ordered hygro kompact and another kind of pennywort to try. They need greens in their diet and I don't fee them any, so if I start feeding spirulina flakes or spinach, etc., maybe it will stop. That was suggested to me by the guy I ordered the latest plants from and I'm going to give it a try.

btw, my tanks are all low light/low tech, so the plant choices work for me. I'm more interested in the fish than the plants - I only use live plants now because I've learned how it benefits the fish, otherwise I'd still be a plastic plant person LOL. If you're into show tanks full of lush stems, Buenos Aires aren't for you ; )
__________________
The Fraternity of Dirt # 7 - Daughter of the Dirt - Canon Club #018
Twin 29g Dirt Tanks on an Iron Stand - DIY 3D Backgrounds
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...stand-pic.html
The Behemoth - 125 dirt tank
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=199772
driftwoodhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #48
HybridHerp
Planted Tank Guru
 
HybridHerp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 3,435
Default

I just finally got awesome stem plants to work with my cichlids (rotala jacaranda and ludwigia glandulosa mainly) so I think I'll skip out on those
I'd med with serapes as well but I also have a bichir that might make quick work of them, then again idk
HybridHerp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #49
green_valley
Wannabe Guru
 
green_valley's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,098
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alohamonte View Post
I had black skirt tetras in a 55gal that were tight schoolers.
Yeah, they're pretty cool schooling, but not too sure if they are tight as rummy. They're more like serpae tetra

Quote:
Originally Posted by driftwoodhunter View Post
That was a beautiful tank in the vid!

Probably bigger fish than you want, but my Buenos Aires Tetras school every bit as tightly (if not more) than the rummies in the vid. They are a flattened, deep bodied tetra that is mostly flashy aluminium silver with red and black accents. (sorry for the bad pic)


Thanks for the compliment. Those are nice tetras, yeah, a little be big for me. I'll consider them for my 300g next time.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Royal Pleco View Post
I can vouch that Bloodfins school TIGHT and are always on the move. Very cool fish.
Hmmmmm, they are pretty tight. The might close to rummy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Big O View Post
+1 Rummy's by far, are the best!

Agreed

Quote:
Originally Posted by angelsword View Post
Rummy nose tetras are my favorite. They school so much more tightly than the neons I had before my angels picked them off one at a time over like a year. Also much better than the cardinals that my Discus ate in like two days. You never ever see a rummy nose by itself. If ones alone it is frantically looking for the group.
Yup, I used to argue that cardinal and neons are the best. Well, not anymore. They are the best color though. Wait a minute, Angels fish pick them off? because Ia m going to get Angel fish for my 50g.

Quote:
Originally Posted by proaudio55 View Post
If you're willing to do semi-agressive . . . Tiger barbs hold fairly close to together. They tend to chase, nip, and grouse with each other every moment of the day.
Cool video, but those barbs don't seem to be very active.

Quote:
Originally Posted by VivaDaWolf View Post
Going to take a quick vid of my tank.

Some of the fish aren't very active (it usually looks very frantic) because its late and theyre sleeping. Especially the glowlights, they don't move much at night. And its at night when Ill see them actually bunched closer. I dont have a lot of tetras compared to the vids posted but I dont think they school much at all. Same with the neons. But the danios, I LOVE. Always sticking together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoNuX...ature=youtu.be excuse the talking.


That rummy vid above is amazing.
Cool cool cool. Danios are fairly tight

Quote:
Originally Posted by LB79 View Post
Serpaes will serve for a cichlid-infested planted tank. Bombproof...
Indeed

Quote:
Originally Posted by LB79 View Post
Pooh! Discus fit in my 55. It's at least three times as heavily planted as yours.
Hahaha, I like them. But some people hate discus in the tank. But to me, it really depends on the design. For natural design like mine, they would look fantastic.
__________________
*************
**** Green ****
*************

Green's Resurrection Aquarium Gallery
green_valley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 04:59 AM   #50
LB79
Wannabe Guru
 
LB79's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South-central Washington State, USA
Posts: 1,920
Default

If you want to lees expensive, angelfish would be a nice option. Wild angelfish would be a little more expensive than tankbred ones, but wouldn't breed as easily, and wouldn't tear the tank's balance and that nice school of rummies apart.
__________________
"One day...one day, this path will lead us to the White City, and the tower guard will take up the call: the Lords of Gondor have returned!"

–Boromir, The Lord Of The Rings
LB79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 05:19 AM   #51
Tcal01
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Redwood city, CA
Posts: 122
Default

Has anyone suggested congo tetras? i have never had them but i think they are pretty cool. They get kinda big though.
Tcal01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 02:48 PM   #52
JasonG75
Wannabe Guru
 
JasonG75's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,498
Default

I actually have 3 schools of fish in my tank and the Rummys are the best

7 Cardinals (pretty much all over the place)
6 dwarf pencilfish (Tight, but typically in one spot)
9 Rummys (tight, back and forth in the tank)
__________________
The Fraternity of Dirt #26
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low Tech
75 Dirted
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...d-upgrade.html
JasonG75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 09:22 PM   #53
green_valley
Wannabe Guru
 
green_valley's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,098
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LB79 View Post
If you want to lees expensive, angelfish would be a nice option. Wild angelfish would be a little more expensive than tankbred ones, but wouldn't breed as easily, and wouldn't tear the tank's balance and that nice school of rummies apart.
I have a new Angel Project for my 50g. I've been trying to find those Platinum (white) Angels, but no luck so far.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tcal01 View Post
Has anyone suggested congo tetras? i have never had them but i think they are pretty cool. They get kinda big though.
Congo tetras seem pretty, but I have never seen them around here.


Quote:
Originally Posted by JasonG75 View Post
I actually have 3 schools of fish in my tank and the Rummys are the best

7 Cardinals (pretty much all over the place)
6 dwarf pencilfish (Tight, but typically in one spot)
9 Rummys (tight, back and forth in the tank)
Rummy noses babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
__________________
*************
**** Green ****
*************

Green's Resurrection Aquarium Gallery
green_valley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 04:14 AM   #54
GrampsGrunge
Algae Grower
 
GrampsGrunge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Lakeside, OR
Posts: 26
Default

I like Dwarf Pencilfish, Nannostomus Marginatus, they tend to be somewhat calmer in their schooling behavior, tight but not frantic.

http://youtu.be/etu17jpvfPQ
__________________
Starting small, keeping it simple.
GrampsGrunge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:17 PM   #55
green_valley
Wannabe Guru
 
green_valley's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,098
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GrampsGrunge View Post
I like Dwarf Pencilfish, Nannostomus Marginatus, they tend to be somewhat calmer in their schooling behavior, tight but not frantic.

http://youtu.be/etu17jpvfPQ
Those are pretty nice schooling fish. BUt I don't see them a lot around here.
__________________
*************
**** Green ****
*************

Green's Resurrection Aquarium Gallery
green_valley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 01:52 AM   #56
mach_six
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North NJ
Posts: 660
Default

Schooling is a defense mechanism. If there's nothing to be afraid of is why they don't school in aquarium as often. Getting some larger fish may do it.

I transfer 5 2.5-3" BATs to a tank with 3 large full sized silver dollars and a 10" leporinus that are more than 10x their size, even they are not predatory they were schooling initially. Now they are just back to nipping at each other like they did in the tank they came from.
mach_six is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012