08-08-2012, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
The schooling/shoaling fish which are the zebra danio, neon tetra, and glowlight tetra need to be in groups of 6 or more (click on the shaded name to learn more). They will have better color and be more active.
Personally, with three schools of mid-swimming fish this tank sounds like it will be a bit cramped. I have this exact same tank, and I went with one large school of mid-swimming fish (11 cardinal tetra), one school of substrate fish (10 kuhli loach), and one centerpiece fish (thicklips gourami). You could do two schools of about 6 fish each, but three is too many.
Since you already have the danio, get one or two more to bring the school up to an acceptable size and decide whether you want the neons or the glowlights (personally I would go with glowlights as they are a much hardier fish; neons have a history of disease). I wouldn't add the gourami because they don't do well with active fish like danio. They are also likely to bring in a deadly disease known as the dwarf gourami iridovirus; there is no cure for it.
thank you what about the dalmation and 2-3 inch fish?