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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 03:34 PM
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Three ideas come to mind for a species only tank:

1) A cory only tank. One or even two of the dwarf cory species - habrosus, hastatus, pygmaeus. Habrosus stay along the bottom more like the full size cories, while hastatus and pygmaeus use more of the mid-water column. I've had habrosus breed a few times, and with hastatus I got one fry who unfortunately didn't make it with other fish in the tank. Haven't had pygmaeus myself. In this set up, I would do habrosus and hastatus - probably 6 habrosus, 8 hastatus.

2) Sparkling Gouramis. I haven't had luck breeding these (and I no longer have them), but I've read of others who have.

3) Dwarf pencilfish or Beckfordi pencilfish. I have the dwarfs in a tank with WCMM and if there's any breeding going on, I haven't seen it. But I also have a red variety of the Beckford pencilfish in another tank, and have had 6 fry survive so far from a single pair of adults. Hoping for more.

Here's another one:

4) Peacock Gudgeons

Last edited by SueD; 06-11-2019 at 04:04 PM. Reason: added idea
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