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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Bottom rack fish recommendation

I have shrimp racks with a low tanks. Fish in low tanks scare a lot easier I have noticed as well as have seen this corroborated in a video by Aquarium Coop where Cory was talking about tank positioning in his old fish room. My tanks are all heavily planted so in tanks that are low the fish hide all the time.

Already have species tanks for:
Boraras brigittae
CPD/emerald dwarf rasbora
Guppies/endlers
Trigonostigma
Norman lampeye

So I’m looking for other fish that are very outgoing for 10g species nano tanks to go on the bottom rack and must get along as well with cherry shrimp as the aforementioned species.

I am planning to get Ember tetras, but I don't know how outgoing they are and if they'll do well in a low tank.

And if you were looking for recommendations yourself, I personally recommend Chili rasboras or Guppies. The other's that I've kept really needed to be desktop or higher so that the fish don't get scared as much. CPDs in my tank at eye level constantly come out and beg for food, CPDs down low are never seen unless you sit still for a minute or two and wait along with adding food. Also, Oryzias Latipes var Youkihi, in an outdoor tank on the floor after half a year are about as friendly as guppies for me.

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Most fish have a instinctual fear of death from above predators like birds etc. Floating plants can be great addition, fish donít see you lurking above them and feel safer with overhead cover.

Ember tetra I have seem way more fearless and outgoing than neons I have in same tank when I walk up to tank. They also exhibit more of a schooling behavior.
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Most fish have a instinctual fear of death from above predators like birds etc. Floating plants can be great addition, fish donít see you lurking above them and feel safer with overhead cover.



Ember tetra I have seem way more fearless and outgoing than neons I have in same tank when I walk up to tank. They also exhibit more of a schooling behavior.


Yeah, when I noticed the rice fish (oriziyas) acting like guppies and coming up when I approach, it was a worrying moment... since theyíre outdoors a bit of fear instinct would be beneficial.

Iím getting mixed messages about the embers. Maybe itís the quantity that makes them work. Being a small tank there really isnít room for another either species.

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