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Im trying to decide on a shoaling fish to go in with Congo Tetras and Bronze Corys, cannot be Rummynose Tetras or Neon Tetras. Also need to have a good coloration that is not similar to the other fish mentioned.
Would be in a shoal of up to 23
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What size tank will they all be living in? Knowing the tank size helps with giving good advice.
 

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The Mosquitos are nice, I had them on my list until my water turned out to be too hard for them. They are probably too small though as the congos would likely enjoy them as a snack.

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The Mosquitos are nice, I had them on my list until my water turned out to be too hard for them. They are probably too small though as the congos would likely enjoy them as a snack.

Jeff.
I'll agree with you Jeff, the congos i have have recently found a liking for my cherry red shrimp in the tank with them, they happily scoff down a full grown adult, when they can catch them that is! The mosquitos would defo be a snack for them.

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Since the congos will occupy the top half of the tank, how about orange flame tetras for the bottom half?


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My current favourite is the silvertip tetra

2", wide water parameter range, temperature range matches the congo I think and they are a different colour.

I'm currently waiting on those to show up at the LFS.

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The Harlequin Rasbora would work (the Mosquito is too small as has been mentioned, I have these but not in with my congos;-)).

In my 90g I have 10 Congo (5 male/5 female) and a group of 8 Black Ruby Barb and this has worked out splendidly. Both are somewhat active, the Congo run their relay races until they tire out:), but the BRB like all barbs are continually on the go (but not overly-so) and curious so they are everywhere. They have never even looked at the Congo fins...which is something you must watch for when deciding tankmates.

Some of the medium tetra would work.

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I have harlequin rasboras, they are quite colourful, very fast when they need to be and have not picked on any of the other fish or shrimp, all in all good fish to have.
 

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I've kept Harlequin's before. They are active enough, but not as much as some fish like danios. Thing is, once they are content in their environment they will school rather loosely. So if you want a tight schooling group you may reconsider for something else. They are impressive when you have a large group though. They never bother other fish or nip fins either.
 
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