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post #1 of 7 Old 06-22-2012, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I think you said you have schooling fish what kinds do you have?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-22-2012, 07:50 PM
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Shoaling fish, and I have dozens. In fact, pretty much all my fish are shoaling fish. Meaning, fish that need a group of their own species. Characins (tetra, hatchetfish, pencilfish), rasbora, barb, corys, loaches.

Some of these swim together a lot, others rarely.

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which one swim together? We have some glo fish for the grabdson they seem to swim together. Want a few more....
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which one swim together? We have some glo fish for the grabdson they seem to swim together. Want a few more....
Most shoaling fish don't actually swim around in a group, but they may stay relatively close or they may spread out. Freshwater fish are quite different from marine fish in this respect.

Some freshwater fish do tend to remain together most of the time. The rummynose tetra species do, and most of the medium rasbora. Glofish are a variant of the zebra danio.

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what is the fish in your pic with your post
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what is the fish in your pic with your post
Centromochlus perugiae, it is in our profiles (click the shaded name).

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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