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Centerpiece Fish Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by starrynightxxi, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. starrynightxxi

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    Any fish that will suit these circumstances?

    - 20 gallon long, neutral PH
    - Eating livebearer fry is okay, but eating my adult Heterandria formosa isn't (females 1" tops)
    - Can't be so aggressive that it fights with my Nanacara taenia (small dwarf cichlids)
    - Preferably can be a single fish rather than a shoal
    - Not nocturnal
    - Colorful

    thanks :D
     
  2. Phage

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    What about a female German Blue (or Gold) Ram?
    Or a few danios. I have Zebras and 'Danio kyathit'
    Cardinal Tetra or some other sort
     
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    If the water stats are good and nitrate low, you could consider two or three rainbowfish. They are at their best kept in huge tanks in schools, but in a small group in a medium tank (20 would be the min IMO for smaller rainbows) two or three make a nice centrepiece. Rainbows that get about 6cm might be good, because they won't eat your heterandria. Large rainbows need more space and will possibly snack on the heterandria.

    Large gouramis - but again water stats must be perfect.
     
  4. Mr Bliss

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    A pair of pearl gouramis (Trichogaster leeri). They'll eat livebearer fry if they happen to swim close, but in my experience these fish are far too posh to actually chase after anything.
     
  5. starrynightxxi

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    thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them
     

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