Whats the ultimate shoaling fish?

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  1. andyh

    andyh Member

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    Hey guys

    I am setting up a 60l and i am looking of inspiration, what shoaling fish should i go for?

    I want something special? There seems to new species pooping up all the time and fancy something a little different.

    Anybody with ideas, please post links, pics etc? :geek:
     
  2. Themuleous

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    Otos, by a long way. I've never seen a fish shoal as well.

    Second to that I would say from the fish I've kept are cherry barbs, shoal better than most but guess still not brilliantly.

    I also find shoaling behaviour is much more apparent in larger tanks, I very rarely see it in my 60cm.

    Sam
     
  3. andyh

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    Sam - good point about the size tank, that's whats a challenge for me! I am thinking along the line of nano fish to give the tank a better scale
     
  4. Themuleous

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    In that case I'd recommend any of the boraras species, e.g. boraras maculatus. Lovely little fish, if a little tricky to get hold of sometimes. Not used to death like the ember tetra as well.

    Sam
     
  5. Dan Crawford

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    Harlequins IMO not my favorite fish but the best shoalers i've seen.
     
  6. andyh

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    Boraras_maculatus_2.jpg

    Is this what you were thinking? I have seen these in local shop Very nice indeed.
     
  7. Tony Swinney

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    Rummy Nose Tetras. A bit of a classic when it comes to the "best shoalers' question, but there's a darn good reason for that ;) :D
     
  8. Nick16

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    i have 12 boras briggitea, they are really colourful fish but should not be kept with other bigger fish - even neons.

    when i had them in a tnak with harlequins and neons etc, they just hid at the back by the filter inlets, however since putting them in my 120L shrimp tank, they are fine, bold little fish that use the whole tank.
     
  9. andyh

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    Yeah, with you totally, however after seeing these asian rummynose i am quite taken:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. andyh

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    Thats good to know, i plan to just ahve one large shoal i assume they look like the the other boraras species above?
     
  11. andyh

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    Anybody had any of these? Gold-tetras?

    Thought they may look cool in a shoal?

    gold-tetra-2.jpg
     
  12. Ed Seeley

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    I've got a cracking new shoaling fish arriving next week - Cyprichromis leptosoma 'Mpulungu' - a bit different from the ordinary stuff! :lol: Mouthbreeding shoaling cichlids!!!! :twisted:
     
  13. Nick16

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    mine look like this..

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    i know its not my photo but they look odentical really, the males are more colourful than the females but there isnt much in it really.
     
  14. vauxhallmark

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    Wow, can you get them with other words on them, or just JJphoto.dk? :lol:

    M
     
  15. andyh

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    you can get them branded with what ever you want? good advertising! :thumbup:
     
  16. andyh

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    Nick, they are wicked!
     
  17. Themuleous

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    The Cyprichromis leptosoma 'Mpulungu' look awesome!

    Cyprichromis_leptosoma_Mpulungu_0004.jpg

    Sam
     
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    Blimey there's some stunning fish there, i like the look of those Rummies, as a rummie convert myself. :D
     
  19. andyh

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    Sam, i am with you totally, they look cool.

    This aint helping, to many way cool fish keep em coming! :clap:
     
  20. andyh

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    what about these?

    Microrasbora sp. "Galaxy"

    Microrasbora_Galaxy_Michael_Pham.jpg
     

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