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Old 07-20-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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Small shocking fish

My aquarium has only really got a few fish that are on show consistently. I would love a little colourful shoal to brighten the tank and add a bit more movement to the picture. My tank is 55L and so I would like some small small fish.. Any suggestions?


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Old 07-20-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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And the subject was SHOALING fish btw hahaha


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Old 07-20-2014, 03:45 PM   #3
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Folks are going to want to know what your current stock is to get a better idea for comparability.
For example, Angle fish and large mouth catfish tend to eat smaller fish.


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What are your other fish? 55 litre might be tricky.


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Old 07-20-2014, 04:02 PM   #6
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1 dwarf frog
4 kuhli loach
1 ruby shark
2 Congo tetra (rescued)
2 endlers guppy (breeding pair)

I have big fish and small fish. I am not sure how long the tetra will stay though because they are large for the tank. It's a cube as well rather than a long tank which is why (especially with the array) they go hidden at the bottom and the top 2/3 is effectively abandoned. There is an array of wood and plants as well. I did have platy which did the job but now I have bland hiding fish hahaha


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I Would get a bigger tank for the shark and tetras. Ember tetras could work.


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Small shocking fish

I'm a big fan of Ember tetras too.
I had a school of 7 and they were always in hiding, but I recently increased their numbers to 13 and now they are always out and about.
Just something to keep in mind if you go the nano-fish route.

Edit: I just realized you had a breeding pair of guppies. You're likely to have more small fish soon regardless.

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The tetras need space I agree. I like the red that's cool. I was looking at diamonhead tetra? Know anything about them? I have a Aquaone 40. It's really square so I am trying to fill that middle space. It's pretty eventless atm. I just put food in btw which is the white dots...Click image for larger version

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Oh and the breeding pair was an original plan but I have kinda gone off the idea almost and so they are effectively just adding feed to the tank. I had a platy that made it through last year but the rest I let in too early..


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I sound like fishkeeper of the year in this forum but I do look after them, honest hahaha


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neon tetras are pretty.
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