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  1. #21

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    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.

  2. #22

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    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.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

  3. #23

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    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.

  4. #24

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    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).
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    can you put them with Harliquin Rasboros? those penguins are really cool

  6. #26

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    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.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan

    ~ 350 Litre Tank Journal ~ ~ 30 Litre Tank Journal ~

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