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    when the time comes to get my 150 gallon going (waiting for filter), what should I buy for dithers to go with my Red Spot Severum? I'm not really concerned about the others in my tank, they should fine. I just don't want the Severum to beat them up when he gets up in size. I will be looking for something with a lot of color- not really interested in a bunch of silver fish. I don't think neons, guppies, etc would fare well. I have 2 Boesemani's and would like to get at least 8 more, should I just use them as my dithers? Everything else in my tank are South Americans. The Severum is already showing some aggression to my Angel and the severum is only 3" long. Clearly I am going to need fish that can #1) stay out of his/her way and #2) not be found offensive by him/her (not adept at sexing fish). Any input is appreciated and will certainly be taken under consideration. Thanx all.

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    Check out rosy barbs and congo tetra.
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    The rosy barbs are really silver and not really what I would like to see. The Congos are a possibility if I cant find something from South America. I was looking around online and found some info about Serpae Tetra. Would these be ok? I plan on also getting 2 more severum (rotkiel) and a pair of Blue acara. That will pretty much do it for larger fish stock. SOrry if I seem like a pain in the rump over this, I just want a lot of color that isn't silver. My first aquarium was almost all silver and it got boring quick.

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    If I had a tank that size I'd definitely get a huge school of Buenos Aires Tetra. They look amazing in a big tank and will school tightly. I've never kept a tetra as fast or as active as this. Keep in groups of at least 15 to prevent any fin nipping or bullying in the group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longshot View Post
    The rosy barbs are really silver and not really what I would like to see. The Congos are a possibility if I cant find something from South America. I was looking around online and found some info about Serpae Tetra. Would these be ok? I plan on also getting 2 more severum (rotkiel) and a pair of Blue acara. That will pretty much do it for larger fish stock. SOrry if I seem like a pain in the rump over this, I just want a lot of color that isn't silver. My first aquarium was almost all silver and it got boring quick.
    Serpae would be a good choice too - lots of people keep them on this forum.
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    + 1 to Firefly's suggestion of Buenos Aires Tetra's, they are colorful, get alot bigger than your other tetra's, hardy, not shy at all and tough. A great tetra for Chiclid tanks.
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    The Serpae are really colorful and that is what makes me look at them as a choice. The Buenos Aires look like a decent choice, The red fins and black stripe seem to do enough to offset the silver. I bet they look staggering in a shoal. I would say they make the list. Thanks! I will end up with 2 shoals of fish ( with the boesmani's )then it will look mind numbing, where to look first?! Hardy and larger is good, that just gained them some street cred, lol.

    BTW, ADMIN: I just now realized that I posted under Central American instead of SOUTH American. Sorry, I clicked on the wrong choice.
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    have not kept buenos aires but they look like nice fish. I have 7 male congo tetras in my tank with severums. Also have an angel and Blood parrots in that tank. Congos are beautiful fish - blue/green/gold/black/white - and yes, silver with gorgeous finnage. None of the cichlids pay them any attention. They are lively and pretty much stay in the upper third of the tank while schooling loosely. not picky eaters either.
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    Here's a good video of the Buenos Aires in a Chiclid tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    Here's a good video of the Buenos Aires in a Chiclid tank.
    you always find the coolest videos, Steeler!!
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