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High level shoaling fish?

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I'm currently stocking my new tank (it's all cycled so don't worry!) I'm gradually building up the numbers and currently have 9 glowlight tetra. I was going to add Black Neon tetra as my main shoaling fish (12-14 of them) but I'm wondering if there is a shoaling fish that would occupy the mid-high level of the water column? Preferably from South America.
I'm also going to be stocking otocinclus at some point.

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Hatchet fish. Killies. Chalceous. Depends on tank size

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Von rio flame tetras
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Thanks folks.

Tank is 95 litre. I've read Black Neons like to occupy the mid-top level of the tank, but I'm concerned the mid level might get a bit busy.
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Pencilfish of various kinds.
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Pencilfish of various kinds.
Yes my LFS has mentioned Pencilfish to me before. I was hoping to get south american fish, but I think I might have to forget that idea! It's not exactly a biotope, but it would have been nice.
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Pencilfish species are all from South America.


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Forktail rainbowfish. Sometimes they go all over but mostly they are on the upper level, for me.

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Although there not from South America Harlequins do fit the bill. Some schooling even tighter than others.
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I am not sure if it is common behavior, but I have a school of Bloodfin Tetras and they then to swim mid-tank in my 40 gallon. They are very tight schooling too. I would also say pencilfish as @Triport mentioned. The ruby red strain are gorgeous.
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