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    My 55 planted is my tetra tank. 18 black skirts and several gold tetra's and black neons. Also some red-tail rabora's but only 4 so that number will increase to probably a dozen.

    I'm thinking of adding a tetra that is more colorful to the mix. I first thought of a couple dozen neon's but will save them for my 20 gallon instead. Thought of another kind of fish but don't like livebearers at all or gourami's. That puts me right back with a tetra. My tank is not very colorful with the blacks and grey's all over the place. Would like a tetra that has a bit more color and one that will mix OK with the black skirts.

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    i would recommend congo tetras......there very colourful and lively
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    Cardinal Tetras are my Favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcakes
    i would recommend congo tetras......there very colourful and lively
    Aren't congo a larger tetra? Seems I read they are about 4 inches? (Not sure)

    Cardinals are a good idea, too. My shrimp tank is planted and I thought of adding either neons or cardinals to that figuring they would not hurt the shrimp.

    Thanks for ideas

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    Love cardinals, also love the red/white contrast of bleeding heart tetras, as well as red eye tetras. Red eyes are a little bigger than usual tetras though, up to 2.5 in i think so not a huge diff, and they are very active and glimmer alot more than most tetras when swimming

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    congos are a larger tetra but get on well in a group of 3-4
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    Red phantom tetras? or lemon tetras (although not much color)

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    Hey Lady Hobbs I would like to help if I may and hope i do help

    Rummy-nose tetras only get 2 inches(5 cm) and aere very yellow and have red splattered on their face
    and cardinal tetras are similiar to neos but has much more of a red band on their belly compared to the orange back belly on the neons
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    Maybe a even group of zebra danios since the get only 1 3/4 of an inch. you can also get the long finned version that are very nice... just suggestions good luck with your hunt!
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    if you can get hold of kyathit danios they are awesome

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