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Old 08-17-2005, 08:24 PM   #1
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my 25 gal should finished cycling in a few days and i was wondering what would some good ideas for fish be?i want colourful fish, size isnt really a big concern as long as there not too small.thanks for any replies!!!
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A small school of tetras, a couple dwarf cichlids and either a dwarf pleco, small school of corydoras or loaches would look excellent.

The tetras could be: Black skirt, Serpaes, rummynoses.

The dwarf cichlids: Bolivan Rams, German Blue Rams.

The pleco: Rubberlip, Bristlenose.

The corydoras are too numerous to name in this thread but Julii's are my favorite.

Loaches are up for grabs but Clowns are cool.
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Old 08-17-2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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Dwarf Gouramis are really colorful and stay small enough for a 25 gallon.. maybe you could get 1 male for like a centerpiece fish.
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I like the dwarf Gourami idea as the center piece with a school of small tetras and maybe 3 cories or so. That way you have all levels of the tank covered, as well as having very pretty and active fish.
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make it like a school of 6 cories.. they are awesome.. and 6-8 tetras of some sort. Also, check out the small varieties of plecos... or a school of oto's for algae control.
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no clowns for you - they grow to a foot long, so that tank is way too small. but i second the tetras, corys, and gourami.
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Old 08-18-2005, 08:35 AM   #8
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Hi,

If you go for a Gourami as suggest above I would avoid the Black Skirt and the Serpae.

They are fin nippers and with just one Gourami in the tank he will be a little isolated and take all the flak from the tetras, causing undue stress, which leads to illness.

A good alternative to the tetras would be a school of 6 - 8 Harlequin Rasbora. Similar colours to the Black Skirts and Serpae but totally placid and no threat to your Gourami's finange.

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Ive found the rasboras to be very hardy as well :P
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