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    The choice of bottom dwellers, if the OP chooses any of them, relies significantly on what type of substrate is in the tank
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    I agree on increasing your Cardinal school to 20, these guys always look better and feel more secure in large schools. I like variety myself so I thing a third school would be nice and you have received some nice suggestions, but one of the nicest contrast fish is the Black neon, I think a school 15 of these guys would make you tank pop.



    A nice school of corys, 6-8, perhaps aeneus, hardy, colorful inexpensive and usually available, and your set ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    LOL....you must have never seen or heard of my 40B...different footprint than a 40H, but the OP could easily have 3 large shoals in this tank, I'd do 4...size of the fish and bioload are important factors to consider, of course

    I've tried kuhlis twice, they hide/disappear, they're nocturnal so IME you won't see them nearly as much as a nice school of corys
    Just my personal view/taste. :)

    I like to know for SURE that my fishies are in as ideal and environment as I can possibly provide, which is why I always try to air on the side of caution with stocking a bunch of different species that require schools.

    I'm not saying that anyone who chooses to do differently is wrong, or will have a unsuccessful experience. It's just the way I tend to do things, and that's why it's the advice that I gave.

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