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  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    you always find the coolest videos, Steeler!!
    Indeed! lovely animals in a lovely home!

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    That's an excellent video. What a nice, active, but peaceful, tank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    Check out rosy barbs and congo tetra.
    +1 to the congos

    They have turned out to be a great deither fish to keep with my severum.
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    congos and Buenos Aires

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    I have 4 different rainbow schools (boesmani, yellow, turquoise and red) with my severums. Congos are nice, but rainbows aren't called rainbows for nothing. Guests always think my 125 is saltwater - they didn't know freshwater fish were so colorful :)

    Also in the tank i have a school of Denison barbs, as well as Angelicus, zebra and kuhli loaches, BN, RL and clown plecos, chanchito and Bolivian rams, and pearl gouramis.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    Are the Denisons aka "redline torpedos"? Those are really cool looking but I have only seem them one time at the LFS and they were 21 USD each, *gulp*! The rainbows are the only fish that I have that aren't South American and I'm trying to stick mostly to SA's. The Rainbows get along well with the others and catch no grief from anyone else therefore I will be building a shoal of them, I will probably get rid of my female and go with all males. So far I'm torn between Serpae and Buenos Aires for dithers...Oh the decisions one has to make, lol. I was just looking at pics of the B.Aires, do they typically have that greenish yellow iridescence? Because if they do, I think I just leaned more toward Them.
    Last edited by Longshot; 03-25-2013 at 06:29 PM.

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    Yes, they are redlines, and yes they are expensive. Though, recently farm raised fish have hit the market and they are reasonably priced.

    If any of the fish you've mentioned will be dither fish, it's the rainbows. If you build up their school, and say you add the BA tetras, the BA tetras aren't going to be your dither fish any more than the rainbows will be. They may be less likely, if they hang lower in the tank, which I suspect they do because rainbows hang towards the top. Serpae tetras hang near the bottom. Too, serpaes are small and may wind up as a snack once the severums get bigger. Dither fish are supposed to be active swimmers near the top of the tank, which serpae tetras are not.

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    Yes the Buenos Aires have greenish yellow iridescence you asked about. There is also an albino color morph that is kind of attractive but not as much as the original form, IMO.

    Heres another video.

    The only reason I'm pitching the Buenos Aires; is you said you wanted to stay with a S. American look. If Bloodfins were not smaller and Silver I would be recomending them.

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    well then back to square one, guess I'll just build up my rainbows and call it good. I have a lot of lower level swimmers and need something for the upper part. The rainbows are all over the place so I guess I will get several types for the colors. So for wasting your time, but I did learn a few new things- so in the end It wasn't a total loss. I would rather learn this way than the HARD way. Maybe for gits and shiggles I will by a few B.A teras and see how it works out.

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    I'm not saying not to get the BA tetras - just trying to point out that in a community tank with cichlids, that all the non cichlid fish are essentially dither fish. It's just that traditionally, dither fish hang at the top of the tank. If you like the BAs and you have room for them, get them.

    No wasted time as long as something was learned :)
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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