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    Just one more suggestion that get overlooked, IMO, the Black neon tetra. Hardy, inexpensive and will contrast with any of the fish you mentioned in your last post.

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    Another good suggestion from steeler.

    Something occurred to me in reading your last post, TxRoper, and that is to be aware of where in the tank these fish remain. The cardinals are lower half (usually), the pencils mid-upper, hatchets upper, rasbora (which are not tetra, but cyprinids if that matters, I've no idea how authentic you want to be) are mid-water, etc. In a tall tank one doesn't want to end up with all the fish in the lower third and the upper half empty; I've had this.

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    Those black neon tetras are cool! Thanks Steeler!

    Byron: Yes, I thought of that too. I am making a list and denoting where they normally like to be. I will make decisions based on that as well. My last tank had a good mix and it was always nice to see them all over the tank.

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    I know I said I only had one more suggestion, LOL, but heres one more "old favorite" and my favorite fish as a kid (a very long time ago), the Von Rio or Flame tetra.

    Last edited by steeler58; 11-06-2013 at 08:52 PM.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget

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    Swordtails and gouramis are bright and pretty

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherlock13 View Post
    Swordtails and gouramis are bright and pretty
    Yes, they are. I am pretty partial to Mickey Mouse Platys as well. I have not had any swordtails in a tank for a long while. Great suggestion. My list is getting large, but I like having the selections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxRoper View Post
    Yes, they are. I am pretty partial to Mickey Mouse Platys as well. I have not had any swordtails in a tank for a long while. Great suggestion. My list is getting large, but I like having the selections.
    You mentioned having soft water, so I would avoid any livebearers. These fish need hard water as the mineral (calcium and magnesium primarily) is crucial to their internal health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    You mentioned having soft water, so I would avoid any livebearers. These fish need hard water as the mineral (calcium and magnesium primarily) is crucial to their internal health.
    Oh no, I am staying away from livebearers for that very reason. I could never have some fish before I moved because of the horrible water I had before. Mixing 50% DI helped tremendously, though. I was just remarking how I liked them, as well as black mollies. I always had them when I was in school. :) We are looking like a lot of tetras for my selection list right now. lol

    Thanks for the advice, though, and keep it coming! I did get a piece of driftwood that is suitable size-wise for my tank. I am trying to find a clean bucket or something large enough to soak it in. Utility sink is off limits. Still researching lighting.

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