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What's a freshwater fish I can use in my tank under 1"

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by julian14julian, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. julian14julian

    julian14julian Junior Poster

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    I'm looking for tiny fish to have a school of in my 55g. Let me know if there are any aquarium fish that small
     
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    Hi,

    How small do you want? Remember that they have tiny mouths and require smaller food. Also, no larger fish :)

    Some suggestions:

    Pencilfish - most of the Nannostomus sp remain quite small. N. marginatus is the dwarf of the bunch and quite pretty.

    Corydoras - C. hastatus is a mid water schooler and also quite small.

    Rainbows - threadfins are quite small.

    There are many to choose from, based on origin, species type, etc.

    I have owned the examples, so I went with what I know.

    Google will help with others and images...........
     
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    If you enjoy live bearers, Endlers Live Bearer is a very small version of a guppy. These aren't too hard to find for sale on various forums.
     
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    Galaxy rasboras are nice, but damn things hide all the time in planted tanks.
    R maculata and there are a copule of other tiny fish.


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    Tom Barr
     
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    Galaxy rasboras are nice, but damn things hide all the time in planted tanks.
    R maculata and there are a couple of other tiny fish.


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    Tom Barr
     
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    Julian: there are some smaller tetras, like Embers and others that I have no experience with. I don't know what you mean by "tiny," but in a 55G, some of the larger tetras like cardinals and neons would seem plenty small.

    I hear you on the Galaxy Rasboras hiding all of the time, Tom. I have 18 of them in my 50G and only catch a glimpse of them at 3 times: 1) during feeding, 2) while I'm hiding on the the other side of the room, or 3) while I'm down on my knees below water level. They basically live IN a huge crypt wendtii most of the time.

    I really like the little guys for some reason ... but it gets a little old almost never seeing them.

    I just bought a 20G tank to put them all in. I'm going to plant my 20G in a way that the Galaxies cannot completely disappear.
     
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