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Old 01-05-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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Post Celestial Pearl Danios Tankmates?

I have a 20 gallon tank (tall) that is ready for fish. Except I dont have any fish in mind. Only one in mind is Celestial Pear Danios, if I get those I want them to be comfortable wth there mates. I want some Top, Middle, and bottom dwellers.
Any advice is accepted. Even personal stockings not just CPDanios.
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They are really best in species only tanks, they're pretty skittish and require lower temps.... i have some otos with mine. Dwarf corys and ember tetras would probably work out.

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If u are set in stone about the cpds I would do shrimp, like red cherry. They would compliment the danios nicely


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Oh yah. I have amanos in there too!

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My CPDs in the vid. They do best with quiet tank mates that won't out compete them for food. Other Nano species are best. My Otos were the largest fish in my tank.
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What about any barbs or tetras or hatchet fish?
Will any of these specific fish work( not all of them in one tank but, could any of these work?)

Tiger Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Marble hatchet, cardinal/neon tetras, x ray tetras, Harlequin rasbora, ghost glass catfish, serpae tetra, kribensis?
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What about any barbs or tetras or hatchet fish?
Will any of these specific fish work( not all of them in one tank but, could any of these work?)

Tiger Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Marble hatchet, cardinal/neon tetras, x ray tetras, Harlequin rasbora, ghost glass catfish, serpae tetra, kribensis?

No. All too big and too competitive. CPDs only get about an inch. Neons are not much bigger, but way more fast to grab food.

CPDs need heavily planted, serene tanks to feel secure. If you want "normal" fish instead of Nano fish that's fine.

IMHO pick a fish you love and build tank around them. That way they'll show off at their best.


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No. All too big and too competitive. CPDs only get about an inch. Neons are not much bigger, but way more fast to grab food.

CPDs need heavily planted, serene tanks to feel secure. If you want "normal" fish instead of Nano fish that's fine.

IMHO pick a fish you love and build tank around them. That way they'll show off at their best.


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So out of everything not even the Ghost Glass Catfish cant be happy with them?
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Ghost Cats might intimidate them, being so much bigger. But might work ? Of all the fish you listed, they are the best. I haven't tried them. If CPDs are scared, you'll hardly ever see them.

They hit 4" so a group of those will take up some tank space.

Great fish, I love them. Don't get me wrong.


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