Small schooling fish in planted aquarium?
Well as possibly some of you guys know i am planning either a 55 gallon or 75 gallon freshwater planted tank. I just want to know what are some good schooling fish.
Tapwater PH: 7.6
Tank PH: There will be some driftwood and CO2 so i guess the PH will be around neutral like 7.0-7.2?
10 zebra danios
4 Bolivian rams
I dont want neon tetras or cardinals, just a heads up
Lemon tetras, diamond tetras, red phantom tetras, silver-tipped tetras, black phantom tetras, rosy tetras, bleeding heart tetras, Loreto tetras, etc.:) What exactly do you like, Ryan?:) Tetras, pencilfish, rasboras or barbs? Note that cherry barbs are not shoaling fish.
hmm, well my tank has kind of a metalic look of silver and dark blue blue and black. The plants will be green (i hope :)) so what colors do you think will look good with that, i dont want it all metalic color, i would like to have a nice mix of colors
Red will really make a contrast to metallic surroundings. Male golden pencilfish are often deep red along with male cherry barbs. Don't be tempted however to get all males. Females are still needed as this makes them show their even deeper red coloration.
well i dont really know my KH but im guessing its low since my 20 gallon tank has a ph of 7.2 and all i have in there to lower ph are two coconut caves. I might buy a KH tester soon though.
What about flame tetras, are they a good red fish that can contrast the metalic look, i want fish that will actually school together (not like my danios who have only schooled once)
By the way, what is your exact pH? 7.2 or 7.6?:question: Both are still on the alkali side.:wink2:
in the tank, where the fish are swimming, the ph is 7.2.
During water changes, from my tap, the ph is 7.6
Just a thought, I like harlequin rasboras :)
Blue pretty much had it covered.
I have neon and glowlight tetras in my planted tank.
Harlequin rasboras or Gold tetras are my pick.
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