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how many neon or glowlight tetras could i add?
Old 06-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #31
 
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Or cochu tetras?
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:39 PM   #32
 
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Those hatchets are incorrectly named. The species in the photo is Carnegiella myersi, the pygmy hatchetfish, which is in our profiles. And as it notes therein, this fish is sometimes seen as "Levi's hatchet" or as here C. levis, but this is incorrect.

As for the fish, as it also notes in the profile, this is a very delicate fish. A better choice for hatchets would be the Marble, Carnegiella strigata. Or the Black-winged, Carnegiella marthae.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #33
 
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Or cochu tetras?
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This might work, but to avoid the risk of a nipper and for something very similar, look at the Kerri Tetra:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/c...-kerri-191193/
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #34
 
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I don't like the kerris. I emailed my lfs to see if they can get marble hatchet fish.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #35
 
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I can't do the cochu tetras at all? I was gonna order 12.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #36
 
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I can't do the cochu tetras at all? I was gonna order 12.
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That might work, but no guarantee. The problem with "possible fin nippers" is that one can never know if they will or won't. If you do get these, I would be careful with the hatchets; hatchetfish are quite sedate, and thus easy targets for any nipping fish below them. I've had to separate my hatchets a coujple times from sparkling gourami and pencilfish because of this.

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #37
 
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I wouldn't get both. I want one large school my rams my pleco and my khulis
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:32 PM   #38
 
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I wouldn't get less than 10 kuhlis.

I think that the smaller blue eye type rainbows, including threadfins are a good choice. Based on my experience with bolivian rams, I would not be concerned about stocking them together.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #39
 
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So how many smaller hatchetfish or blue eyed rainbows could I have with
3-Bolivians
1-clown pleco
10-khuli loaches
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:52 PM   #40
 
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I would do 8-10.
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