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Hi all,

I'm in the process of re-stocking a 20gh tank.

Substrate: play sand
Hardscape: round boulders and piles of round rocks
Plants: none aside from duckweed completely covering the surface.

I want to place my male krib in this tank.

I'm looking for dither fish for middle/top of tank.
I started with my harlequin rasboras, but they looked so washed out compared to when they are against black substrate. I was disappointed and removed them.

Do you have dither fish in mind that will look colorful, and not so washed out, against the bright substrate?


Hardy fish do find in my ph 8.4-8.6 water. GBR and cardinal tetras, for example, fail each time.
 

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Well, the tank will be kept at 78, and I don't want to subject white clouds to that high of temperature. My longfin white clouds only breed when the water is 72 or below.

And maybe it's just my white clouds, but they do not stay at the surface. They are in all levels of the tank!

I just remembered that rainbows are an option. rice fish, gertrudes, etc.
 

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I first put my pair of kribs in this tank, but they got too excited and the female got a little beaten up. I moved them out and placed them with a bolivian ram and a school of black phantom tetras in the tank.

Next I need some top swimmers.
 
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