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Either neon tetras or rasboras. My tank is 17g 24x12x14 but not much open space because of the scape. I know tetras will have enough room, what about rasboras? I have close to 100 cherry shrimp and 3 endlers, here's the tank..
 

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Yes, but I assumed it would be the most commonly available smaller varieties, like Harlequins or Copper (Espei) Rasboras, or even the micro varieties - like Boraras Maculatus, Merah, or Brigittae (Chili Rasboras) - which are quite small and would be even less of a bio-load than Neons. Check them out.
 

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Harlequins are middle and top swimmers, and they're happiest with with plants around, so your scape won't really limit them much. The size of your tank might, if your livebearers are a mix of male/female and breeding ... or if you add otos or other cleaning-crew fish. Maybe try 9 harlies and see how you like it? (They are great fish. I have 9 in a 29g and may go to 12, depending on what other tankmates I decide on.)
 

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Yeah I got 6 harlequin, and I think I have females, one is rubbing her underbelly upside down on the driftwood and the usual mating dance. I red they need specific water conditions to breed, mine isn't excatly that. I'm taking some plants out to open up the tank a little to give them more room. I'm also planning to get neon tetras for bottom swimmers.
 

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Yeah but I couldn't find any. I tried one of the sponsors but they were out. My daughters been bugging me for fish. I have 3 male Endlers, was going to get female ones but I may not be able to handle the babies.
well, I don't know how your local PetCo is, but i'm lucky enough to have a pretty good one near me. They're able to order CPDs or Galaxy Rasboras as they call them. I've had 2/12 die, but the others are pretty healthy. Just an idea?
 

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well, I don't know how your local PetCo is, but i'm lucky enough to have a pretty good one near me. They're able to order CPDs or Galaxy Rasboras as they call them. I've had 2/12 die, but the others are pretty healthy. Just an idea?
There are couple of petcos in my area, I'll ask them if they can do that.
 

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I would say no to harlequin rasboras. I have 8 in my 15 gallon with a gourami and plants and it looks pretty full. They get way bigger than you think. In the fish store they look cute and small, but they will get an inch or two and fat!
 

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I would say no to harlequin rasboras. I have 8 in my 15 gallon with a gourami and plants and it looks pretty full. They get way bigger than you think. In the fish store they look cute and small, but they will get an inch or two and fat!
I already bought six, I guess that's would be the limit for them.
 

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I just got 10 Harlequin's for my 75g and love them. I was specifically looking for a colorful fish that I could have a bigger school of in an already busy tank that would stay towards the top of the water. They have been awesome on all counts.
 
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