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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 02-17-2013, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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What Should I get? Top Swimmer

Hiya, I currently have a tropical, live planted tank with cories, a couple of bristle noses and some tetra and I would like to add a few top swimmers, not many just a smallish group.

The Cories stick to the bottom and the tetra to the middle which I was I am thinking something that prefers the top

I did have guppies for a little while but I can never find any decent ones that I like without having to order specialty ones (like the beautiful snakeskin looking ones I love) so I was just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions as to what I could get

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What size is the tank?
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Yes, we ned to know the size of the tank before we can suggest anything.
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Sorry that probably would have helped lol
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Albino Axolotl (going into a big tank soon :) so any suggestions on plants and things would be great!)

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How many cories do you have? You need at least 4 of them for a school, but 6+ is better. I would do a school of 12 Pencilfish. They like warmer waters like bettas (78-82 degrees).

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How many cories do you have? You need at least 4 of them for a school, but 6+ is better. I would do a school of 12 Pencilfish. They like warmer waters like bettas (78-82 degrees).
I have 6 cories, 2 albino, 2 salt & pepper and 2 long fin pandas

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Have you thought about something like hatchetfish?

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...cus-sternicla/

They are a really interesting fish and like the same kind of conditions as your other livestock.


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I have 6 cories, 2 albino, 2 salt & pepper and 2 long fin pandas
You need to get at least 2 more albinos, 2 more salt & peppers, and 2 more pandas. Each species need to be in at least a group of 4. You can't have just a mis-mosh of species.

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You need to get at least 2 more albinos, 2 more salt & peppers, and 2 more pandas. Each species need to be in at least a group of 4. You can't have just a mis-mosh of species.

Really? I have never had an issue, they all school together and have the entire time I have had them

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Really? I have never had an issue, they all school together and have the entire time I have had them
They will school okay, but its more natural and preferred to have more of the same species together.

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