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  1. #1

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    Hey guys so I was wondering if I could get some help deciding on a schooling fish for my 20 gallon high. Atm it house 5 Platies, 1 Polly(See sig for details), 1 Blue Gourami, and a Microglanis iheringi. I plan on moving the Platies to their own tank in the next few weeks, before I get my schooling fish, to their own 10 gallon. Also don't worry about the Blue Gourami, she's very old, around 7 years old, and stunted beyond all belief due to my poor care of her first 5 years of life. She's stuck at around 4 inches. I'd worry about her and getting her a larger tank but I expect her to kick the bucket soon. She's blind in both eyes and doesn't even have the classic Blue Gourami eyespots anymore. She's simply a powdry blue with tints of yellow and orange. She's very pretty, just old and not long for this earth.

    Basically the stock of the tank when I decide to get my schooling fish will be:

    1 x Microglanis iheringi
    6 x Panda Cory

    The Panda Cories were already ordered, due to mistake of my father, and should arrive tomorrow.

    For my schooling fish I'd like something around 2 inches that has a tall body so it won't be eaten by my bumblebee catfish. I was thinking phantom tetras but their colors aren't that appealing. I love the look of Threadfin Rainbowfish but I'd prefer to keep the stock strictly South American. Do you guys have any ideas? Preferably colorful, 2 inch long, tight schooling fish?
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    I'm assuming you're running soft to neutral water?

    I think you'd need to look to the Hyphessobrycon genus. Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma or Hyphessobrycon roseus or even Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis or Hyphessobrycon bentosi would be my suggestions

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    Talldutchie, I am scientific name challenged and had to look those up. I was also going to suggest the lemon tetra for your tank Gesp, but dutchie scientifically beat me too it.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Rules: If you bend them long enough they turn into loopholes and you can walk right through them.



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    Ah, apolgies for that. I have a list somewhere with common names in English and Dutch but couldn't find it.

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    thank you for the filter! - RiversGirl for the fun game! - SeaLady Thank you very very much!! - Compass Love the games. Thank you :) - rebecca_finny TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
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    No apologies necessary my friend, it's my short-coming not yours. I try to learn them because it's more accurate for id'ing, and do know a few, but for some reason I have a mental block with scientific names.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Everything Happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you are stupid and make bad decisions.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Rules: If you bend them long enough they turn into loopholes and you can walk right through them.



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    + 1 to Lemon or Rosy tetras ( the Hyphessobrycon roseus or Hyphessobrycon bentosi) would also look good as Dutchie suggested. Columbian tetras ( Hyphessobrycon columbianus) have the shape your looking for but they get a little bigger.
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    One more fish to suggest that gets overlooked, that has the shape your looking for, is the Head and tail light tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer).
    Last edited by steeler58; 09-04-2013 at 07:29 PM.
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    My weakness is English common names, a lot I just can't get to stick in my head.

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    Thanks you guys for the recommendations :D I'll look them over now. And yes my water normally has a pH of 7.6. However, I decided to make this tank South American themed and make it more of a dark water forest with leaves and branches. So I added some Catappa leaves, the pH drop shouldn't be too significant. I expect it to drop to around 6.8-7.2 somewhere in there. Also my water is quite soft (I should probably get around to actually testing the gH)


    After a bit of consideration i've decided to go with Lemon Tetras, their yellow fins and body are gorgeous along with their bright red eyes. How does this stock sound?

    1x Microglanis iheringi
    6x Panda Cory
    10x Lemon Tetra

    I was thinking of adding an apisto species, what do you guys think?
    Last edited by Gesp56; 09-04-2013 at 09:02 PM.
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    Okay so I decided I'd like to add an apisto species to this tank. I was considering doing a pair but after thinking about it I decided not. Does anyone have any ideas for apisto species? I'd like a male that'll reach at least 2 inches, preferably 3 or 4 inches, so I he won't be eaten by my catfish.

    Atm the only species I can find that fit my criteria are the GBR and the Bolivian Ram, both of which I'm nervous to try out. I've heard both can be very tough and finicky with their water conditions. Anyone have any other ideas? :/
    Last edited by Gesp56; 09-04-2013 at 10:51 PM.
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