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Old 06-06-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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Ideas on small active fish

Hey all, I have a 10 gallon planted and I currently only have a singular sparkling gourami, some corydoras Habrosus and some kuhli loaches. I'm looking for any ideas on a small fish that will be active. Preferably a schooling fish. Any ideas? I was looking into maybe a few cardinal tetras?
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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Cardinal tetras and neon tetras would work, as well as celestial pearl danios, rasbora briggatae, and many other species of microrasbora.
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Well I have some galaxy rasboras who will probably be moved to another tank for breeding. But they weren't very active? They preferred to hide. And currently when I look into my tank, it looks like I'm keeping a tank of plants and driftwood...haha
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Guppies are fairly active. Or platties. They're not exactly schoolers but they're social.
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Yeah, one thing I am concerned about is finding a fish who isn't too bossy, my sparkling gourami is also I hider...I was also looking at possibly some endlers
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Endlers would work. =] Those are so nice.
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I'm feeling like the cardinals are they way to go, what size school should I go with? 5? 7? And would I be able to reintroduce my galaxy rasboras after I breed them? SO MANY QUESTIONS
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6 would probably be a good number. But I wouldn't have your rasboras and them in there; that'd be overstocked for a 10 gallon.
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Good choice! I love cardinal tetras... Try and get some big ones as they will be hardier than the little ones. I get my big cardinals at petsmart and little ones at my lfs.
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I have a school of harlequin espei (aka: porkchop rasbora, narrow wedge rasbora) in my 10g tank, and they are pretty active. I also have 3 pygmy/sparkling gourami in the same tank, and they get along OK.
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