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Exclamation Best Schooling fish

looking for a good schooling fish that is attractive easy to keep in hard water and is ok with dwarf gourami's as i really want a nice group of fish following each other up and down!


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Um, well, how big is the tank?
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I recommend Harlequin Rasboras. They will school no matter how many you have and are very hardy.

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I second Harlequin Rasboras.. i have 6 and they are almost always together.
I also have 10 Rummy nose and these are my favorite, they might even be tighter.
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I have seven bloodfin tetras that school very tightly in my 30" wide thank. They also swim through vegetation frequently which looks cool. Most of my fish avoid the dense stuff but these will swim right through pretty quickly, it's neat.


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white cloud mountain minnows???

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Nothing schools as well and as tightly as rummy nose tetra. Full size adults are very nice colored to.

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Chilli Rasboras - quite a sight if you have a large school

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rummy nose tetra and cardinal tetras are the best schoolers I've kept. Much tighter school than the white clouds I had kept in the same tank.
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I second Harlequin Rasboras.. i have 6 and they are almost always together.
I also have 10 Rummy nose and these are my favorite, they might even be tighter.
I have 10 Harlequin Rasboras,as recommended.3 Dwarf Gouramis and its like there not in the same tank.Perfect together
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Lemon tetras and rummynose would be a close second.


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I agree on the rummy nose tetras!
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I second the Lemon tetras.
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I have seven bloodfin tetras that school very tightly in my 30" wide thank. They also swim through vegetation frequently which looks cool. Most of my fish avoid the dense stuff but these will swim right through pretty quickly, it's neat.
+1 they swim thru thick vegetation and move in a nice coherent shoal
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