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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Fish stocking for high lighting

I am currently cycling a 55 gallon tank with the hopes of turning it into an aquascape with some sort of high light demanding, carpeting plant. I was thinking of getting killifish however, I read they prefer medium to low lighting. I was thinking of having an established heavily planted tank, enough for them to be able to hide. Before introducing them to the tank. Is this a bad idea? What other colorful species would you guys recommend if not?
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My golden killies did fine in high light, but definately have a hood/lid as they jump.

If your water is kept pristine, you could look at blue rams, or apistos (a bit more forgiving of water). Or rainbowfish are really pretty.
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before i recommend anything i have to ask are the fish in the picture still in this tank? if so you have a major issue. i see a rainbowfish with gold fish. they live in completely different water temps.

i think after being in the tank for awhile and realizing there isnt really a threat the killifish will be fine. also you giving them a heavily planted tank will make sure they have places to go to get of the light. I would also second rainbowfish.
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