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So after thinking about my 95G from half way across the world, it appealed to me that ember tetras might be a good contrast to my roselines. Anyone got any vids of them schooling nicely? If they don't normally school nicely then my plan can go down the drain. If I actually do get them I'd get around 70-80 in the end.

Anyone got any input, it'd be deeply appreciated :)
 

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My group of embers school pretty closely when something is happening like if they get a bit nervous or sense there's food around. But I think like most schooling fish they go off in smaller groups when they are relaxed or exploring.
 

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Though I am technologically challenged, I may try and make a video of my Embers. They stay relatively close together, especially during feeding time. I can't make any promises though.
 

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At my LFS, we have a 120P with about 50 very brightly-colored embers in it and they do not school AT ALL. They're always all over the tank. Very spread out.

However, when i had a school of 20 of them in my 60P, they schooled very well.
 

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My group of embers school pretty closely when something is happening like if they get a bit nervous or sense there's food around. But I think like most schooling fish they go off in smaller groups when they are relaxed or exploring.
How big is your school? Anything else in the tank? How about when you just sit in front of the tank, what's their behavior like?

Though I am technologically challenged, I may try and make a video of my Embers. They stay relatively close together, especially during feeding time. I can't make any promises though.
I look forward to your video! :)
If you get 80 Ember Tetras, you MUST photograph them!

That will be gorgeous.
Will do. Definitely try my best with my horrifying skills

At my LFS, we have a 120P with about 50 very brightly-colored embers in it and they do not school AT ALL. They're always all over the tank. Very spread out.

However, when i had a school of 20 of them in my 60P, they schooled very well.
Anything else in the tank? Got an FTS? I think if they're the dominant species in the tank, they're more relaxed, thus very spread out.

I feel like 50 in a 120P might have been too small of a school when you compare it to 20 in a 60P. I also think that the hardscape plays a big role as to how they act as well.
 

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Anything else in the tank? Got an FTS? I think if they're the dominant species in the tank, they're more relaxed, thus very spread out.

I feel like 50 in a 120P might have been too small of a school when you compare it to 20 in a 60P. I also think that the hardscape plays a big role as to how they act as well.
I think you're probably right about them being more relaxed when they are the dominant fish in the tank. I have a feeling that with some roseline barbs darting back and forth throughout the tank, they would probably school very well.

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