if you were to have a large school of fish, what would it be? 30-40 minimum - Page 2
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 04-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #16
scapegoat
Planted Tank Guru
 
scapegoat's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 2,232
Default

my Pelvicachromis sacrimontis are the whole reason i had the idea of doing an african themed tank. but I realized, with my 20g, that I'm not overly fond of working with anubias.

I do plan on keeping a few other pairs of african dwarf cichlid in the tank.

two schools are a possibility. I do think that the tank would be stunning with a single large school, and a spattering of supporting fish.

the congo tetra is a very attractive, simple, fish. i love the fluorescence. I may end up with them as the main school
__________________
scapegoat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-17-2013, 06:09 PM   #17
LB79
Wannabe Guru
 
LB79's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: South-central Washington State, USA
Posts: 1,920
Default

Love the sacrimontis. Very unique little fish. A single large school would be very neat. And congos stay out of the bottom area, too. Out of the way of grouchy mom and dad cichlids.
__________________
"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 Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #18
jwwoodjr
Algae Grower
 
jwwoodjr's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 14
Default

I have both rummy nose and lemon tetras in my 55 gallon and like them both. The lemons are very active and would look good in a school that big.
jwwoodjr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #19
scokaw
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 68
Default

Kerri or Lacortei tetras. Most pictures don't do them justice.
scokaw is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 08:26 PM   #20
Clemsons2k
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Clemsons2k's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 607
Default

Personally I'd go with Asian Rummynose. Beautiful fish, just wish they were easier to get
__________________
10G - Low Tech Planted [ Chocolate Neos, MTS, Tracked Nerite / Anubias Nana, Windelov Java Fern, Water Wisteria, Dwarf Sag ]
29G - Non Planted Native Tank [ Creek Chub, Yellowfin Shiners, MTS / Water Wisteria ]
Clemsons2k is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #21
scapegoat
Planted Tank Guru
 
scapegoat's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 2,232
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scokaw View Post
Kerri or Lacortei tetras. Most pictures don't do them justice.
I like those a lot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clemsons2k View Post
Personally I'd go with Asian Rummynose. Beautiful fish, just wish they were easier to get
they don't really do it for me personally. but this thread is meant to be a "what would you do"... to give me ideas

I, for some reason, don't really like the red in those fish.

I would love a bunch of odessa barbs though!

they get a little larger than I'd like for the main schooling tank, and they're barbs, so I worry about aggression. they're also not suitable for the near 80 degree water that i'll have.
__________________
scapegoat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #22
scokaw
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 68
Default

Fire Barbs, Barbus fasciolatus, are another one of my favorites. But they're kind of reddish/orange, seems like you're not into that color.
scokaw is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 11:38 PM   #23
Sand
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 33
Default

in my jack dempsey tank i have giant danios. originally i obtained them for dither fish or just something extra. now that they are established the colors are oh so beautiful. BUT they sure will NOT eat off of the substrate. i have to add small amounts of sinking flake, so that it is eaten in the water column .
yes odessa barbs are gorgeous.
for my passive fish tank i have tons of Harlequin Rasboras, ah oh so lovely, my new favorite fish

Last edited by Sand; 04-18-2013 at 05:05 AM.. Reason: spelling
Sand is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 11:49 PM   #24
res34
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Billerica, MA
Posts: 101
Default

I've heard of some people suggesting Fire Barbs, which are a species found within the rivers of Africa. Another one could be the five banded barb

Last edited by res34; 04-17-2013 at 11:51 PM.. Reason: Added another suggestion.
res34 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2013, 11:53 PM   #25
Nami
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 63
Default

For me it would be a few denison's barbs, scissortail rasboras, or celebes rainbows. Maybe even SAE's. Also, bala sharks! But maybe not for a 125.
Nami is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 12:55 AM   #26
jart
Wannabe Guru
 
jart's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NS Canada
Posts: 1,372
Default

Lots of good suggestions. I'll add harlequins.
jart is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 02:38 AM   #27
K8xp
Planted Member
 
K8xp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tacoma
Posts: 184
Default

Love my green tiger barbs and a huge tank full of them would be awesome.
__________________
36g Bowfront
* 7 Green Tiger Barbs
K8xp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #28
ThatGuyWithTheFish
perugiae
 
ThatGuyWithTheFish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,364
Default

Wow you're picky.
__________________

"Boulders-Upon-Meadow"


My Golden Rule of planted tanks: WWTAD-
"What would Takashi Amano do?"


RAOK Club #69
ThatGuyWithTheFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 02:55 AM   #29
scapegoat
Planted Tank Guru
 
scapegoat's Avatar
 
PTrader: (15/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
Posts: 2,232
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scokaw View Post
Fire Barbs, Barbus fasciolatus, are another one of my favorites. But they're kind of reddish/orange, seems like you're not into that color.
Quote:
Originally Posted by res34 View Post
I've heard of some people suggesting Fire Barbs, which are a species found within the rivers of Africa. Another one could be the five banded barb
is this the fire barb? http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...22a8287ca4.jpg

they're nice looking. certainly an option, though they seem to hang out by the bottom. are the five banded barbs as aggressive as regular tiger barbs? they look very similar, and I loved those fish (too aggressive for what I had in the tank though)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nami View Post
For me it would be a few denison's barbs, scissortail rasboras, or celebes rainbows. Maybe even SAE's. Also, bala sharks! But maybe not for a 125.
that celebes rainbow is striking!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThatGuyWithTheFish View Post
Wow you're picky.
care to elaborate?
__________________
scapegoat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-18-2013, 03:26 AM   #30
ThatGuyWithTheFish
perugiae
 
ThatGuyWithTheFish's Avatar
 
PTrader: (23/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boston
Posts: 2,364
Default

I mean, I just don't understand how you couldn't love cardinal and rummy nose tetras.
__________________

"Boulders-Upon-Meadow"


My Golden Rule of planted tanks: WWTAD-
"What would Takashi Amano do?"


RAOK Club #69
ThatGuyWithTheFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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 04:52 PM.


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