Thread: Boesemani rainbows - considering
07-31-2013, 09:04 AM #21
I vote Black Neons over Penguins anyday, but I don't like tightly schooling fish. I want the activity to be all over the tank, not just in one blob.
What about Black Phantom tetras? I never took much notice of them but I saw them the other day in a friends heavily planted tank and they looked AMAZING. Since seeing that they have climbed to the top of my "must-have" schooling fish list.
Also have you considered Thread-fin or Featherfin Rainbows?
And for your cichlids, I really like my Nannacara anomala.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers
07-31-2013, 09:17 AM #22
Threadfins are too small and weedy for my liking. I've had them before when they were bought "by accident" by my fiance. I had to rehome them quickly as they were in with Tangs. Whoops.
I don't want any more species that spread out all over the tank - I already have that with my cherry barbs so I'd like a feature group who will add some directional activity. I specifically want a tight-schooling species for this.
Not that keen on black phantoms. I don't really like the look of them, just personal taste, but thanks for the suggestion.
Thanks for the cichlid suggestion - will look into that one.
07-31-2013, 09:50 AM #23
If you like the tight-schooling thing then I can't think of anything better than Penguins. My harlequins school quite tightly but they're red.
I do think your tank would look nice with a larger schooling fish though -- what about Giant Danios? I know people hear the word danio and go "EEK no" but they're actually stunning in a nice planted tank. Shimmery blue with yellow stripes.120g New World Cichlids ♦ 65g South-East Asian Planted Community ♦ 30g in-the-works ♦ 15g Tanganyikan Shell-Dwellers
07-31-2013, 10:52 AM #24
Yes I looked at those quite early on. I do like the look of them, but I ruled them out due to their swimming intensity - I was worried they would frighten my barbs (who are totally woolly wusses). This is the reason I've now also ruled out Boesemanis.
Again, great suggestion though so thanks.
Actually - I'm going to head to the LFS this evening to see their penguin tetra so if everything goes to plan I will return home with 10-15 (possibly adding another 10 in a week or two).
08-09-2013, 10:50 AM #25Junior Member Guppy
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can you put them with Harliquin Rasboros? those penguins are really cool
08-09-2013, 11:29 AM #26
I don't want more that two schools in this tank so no harlies.
I have the penguins now...they're superb. I'm really pleased with them. I have half the school at the moment with the remainder to be added next week.