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post #11 of 18 Old 06-23-2010, 04:13 AM
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Oh, the rainbows are gorgeous to be sure. From what I've read, most of the more playful types of loaches generally get along excellently with corydoras. I've read from multiple sources that they'll even sort of school around together.

Congo tetras are incredibly beautiful fish. If you can get them smaller you can save yourself a lot of money, as juvies will go for $4 or so a piece while full grown fish can go for $12 or so each.

As for tetras...there are really too many to list! Byron has done an amazing job of adding a lot of tetra profiles to our profiles list, so you might want to have a look at those to see if anything jumps out at you:

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/profiles/

Look under characins for the tetras. If you're not limiting yourself to South American fish, there are also a lot of rasboras that would work, too (those are all listed under "cyprinids").

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post #12 of 18 Old 06-23-2010, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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I d love the harlequin rasbora and that is exactly the color I am looking to add to my tank. As I said before, I really liked the Bleeding Heart Tetra, but they got very nippy and had to go back . I think the Harlequin would give me that "red" I am looking for again.

I am also very interested in the Congo tetra. Do you know of any good online dealers? My LFS lacks variety big time and I'm fairly positive I'll need to get the congo tetras and loaches online.
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-23-2010, 10:07 AM
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Looking for some red? For a tank that size have a look at the Denison Barb (Puntius denisonii). They are a gorgeous barb, and contrary to the barb "personality", these fish are very peaceful, when kept in a nice sized school. I've never once seen mine nip, even at each other. Congos and Denisons will happily co-exist with each other. A little pricey but worth it (to me anyway).

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post #14 of 18 Old 06-23-2010, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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They look nice, but they usually inhabit fast-flowing streams where the rest of my fish inhabit slow-moving streams. i'm still interested in finding a "reddish" tetra that won't nip at others. Never expectred it from the Bleeding Hearts until I witnessed it time after time in my tank.
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They look nice, but they usually inhabit fast-flowing streams where the rest of my fish inhabit slow-moving streams. i'm still interested in finding a "reddish" tetra that won't nip at others. Never expectred it from the Bleeding Hearts until I witnessed it time after time in my tank.
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post #16 of 18 Old 06-23-2010, 08:55 PM
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My vote is for the harlequin rasboras I have a small school of them in one of my 20 gallon tanks and I love them! When I first bought them they did not have there true colors but after they setteled in there color is awsome!

Just wanted to add AuntKimmie that the fish you suggested are stunning as well.

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post #17 of 18 Old 06-24-2010, 12:54 PM
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Lisa, on local stores as you're in Pennsylvannia, send a PM to FishinPole. Haven't heard from him in a while, but I know he has a very good dealer he uses somewhere in Penn, and they will mail fish even if you are not close enugh to go there. FP recommends them highly. I can't remember the name.

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post #18 of 18 Old 06-24-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Byron!! There is a store about 45 minutes from me that JohnnyD44 receommended to me as well. I have a PM into him too.
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