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I'm looking for some fish stocking ideas for a 4 gallon finnex. I have been through the nano tank fish list and it seems the only fish truly suitable was a betta. I also do not want to have to feed live food to further complicate matters. I already have one 4 gallon with a betta. Personally I was thinking of something active that I could put 5-6 of in. I would be happy though if I could find a pair of active kills or something though...But it seems that the only good fish for that are guppies and they breed like rabbits so they would quickly overun the tank. I did see the white cloud minnows which I may default into. I have been looking at killis, and the freshwater bumblebee goby, or a dwarf puffer but I am not sure about them. The dwarf puffer would eat all of the maint. snails or shrimp. Dario darios are not active, and neither are the gobies. Some ideas for me to research. This tank probably won't get stocked till I get out of school in the summer. But I at least want to start researching.
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I have 8 Ember Tetra in my Finnex 4. The scale is just right but I think they are very shy and may not be active enough for you. I think once my tank is planted, they might open up some. They like dim light, they are even happier when I turn the light off in my unplanted tank.

I have seen Gold Tetra in my LFS, they are a little bigger, but not much. They are more active and school tighter in a small tank, in my opinon.

See my journal for scale.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/t...m/81016-my-first-planted-tank-finnex-4-a.html
 

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Forgot to mention my Endler's also. They are the happy little guys on top of the tank in pic #3, they love to swim around the tank. Mine are still growing and should be about the size of the Ember's when full grown. They don't school though, I know you are not looking for schooling fish anyway.
 
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