french tony said:I'm in the same position, 60l tank recently rescaped and I have been looking in the nano fish direction too. I Have already acquired 6 ember tetra
They are lovely little fish. They are lively, tend to schoal quite well. I will be adding some Galaxy Rasbora and possibly some neon green tetra.
All these are small fish and I hope I can get away with 6 of each without overcrowding the tank.
amy4342 said:I've got about 15 gold tetras in my 120l-they shoal quite nicely but I'm not sure if they'd look too big for a 60l - think silvertip tetra size and shape. The Boras Briggitea are absolutely stunning - shoal lovely in my nano and the colours are fantastic. I think their size would suit a 60l lovely, but you'd need a fair few. Galaxy Rasbora I think would look good also, but they don't shoal at all in my nano.
I like Rasbora Borapetensis as a shoaling fish, but I also think they would look a little too large. Boraras Maculatus are cute if your lfs can get them in.
What about a slightly different take on things, maybe some Corydoras Pygmaeus or Corydoras Hastatus on the bottom and Hatchetfish or Danios on the top? It sounds weird, but it looks cooler than it sounds.
I got some Sundadanio Axelrodi
amy4342 said:I got some Sundadanio Axelrodi
Sorry, doing a little thread hikacking. Clark, what do the Sundadanio Axelrodi look like under normal lighting? I've seen then in Aquajardin (couldn't resist another visit, and another after that! ), and they looked very nice under the subdued lighting, but I thought the colour might not be as intense if not in subdued lighting. If the one in your avatar is from your tank, then I'm obviously wrong - it looks lovely! .
Dave Spencer said:Excellent choices andy. I have kept both types and found them to be true shoalers. Here are some Emerald eye (Rasbora dorsiocellata) from a couple of years ago.
Dave Spencer said:Not so much the Rasbora, but the Boraras can get a little flighty if they are spooked by somebody suddenly approaching the tank, and I have found one or two crispy ones on the floor.
I tend to run the water level a little lower than normal as a result, but jumping hasn`t been a huge problem.