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64l Cory tank-Dither fish?
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Shields
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)6:23    Post subject: 64l Cory tank-Dither fish? Reply with quote

I've just tore down my old setup after losing heart/interest with the whole planted tank thing and started a sand bottomed Cory tank(my favourite fish Very Happy ),I've set out to make this ideal for Corys,theres a fine sand bottom,driftwood/mopani for them to hide under,cool water(22c) and a fairly strong current.At the monent I've got 6 pandas with a view to upping the group to 8-10 eventually.
Bearing in mind all I have in there plant wise is a few Java Ferns (didn't want the sand too deep for substrate rooting plants) I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for v.small mid to surface dwelling fish that would be happy swimming out in the open,don't mind a good current and tolerate low temperatures?I've looked around but havent had much luck!
Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)6:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

White Cloud Mountain Minnow
http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_tanictis.php
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)6:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id considered these as they are a good looking fish but I'm a bit unsure as to whether my tank would allow them enough swimming room?I've read conflicting reports as to how much space they need.
Thanks for the quick reply though mate!
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)7:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

This web site says that White Cloud Mountain Minnow need a 40l tank so they might work, if you do not think that will work then the only thing I can think of is guppies, 64l is a little small to add very many fish.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)7:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

64l mate,as per the topic title Laughing I know that on this site it says they require a smaller tank than that but others say different,also I don't want a fish that gets too hectic as the corys do a good enough job of that already!I'm just after a bit of top level interest.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)7:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pantodon buchholzi
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)7:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting suggestion!but I think my water temp. is far too low and I am lacking any kind of surface foliage.
Thanks again for the reply though mate!
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)7:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phalloceros caudimaculatus
One-Spot Livebearer, Speckled Mosquitofish, Dusky Millions Fish, Caudo
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)7:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is the temperature so low? - pandas do better at 24 -26C.
Pencilfish are good upper level fish.
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PostPosted: 2010.09.25(Sat)10:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for that information!I'm adjusting my heater as we speak.
And I had though about pencilfish but ruled them out due to temp. incompatibilities,I've always known corys prefer things on the cooler side but I guess I've taken it a bit far!
Thank you Diademhill Very Happy
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