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Help picking a fish for a existing tank

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:13 am
by Mouthwords
G'day fellow fish enthusiasts,

My Betta died on me a couple of days ago :cry:
I do not want to "replace" him with another Betta at this stage as I rescued him from a guy who had him because he was a "Fighting fish" :wtf: and grew quite attached to him.

So I am in the market for a shoal of fish that will brighten up my tank, Something to add colour as there is currently no real colour as you will see below with my current fish. If and when I do buy another Betta it will probably be for another tank so anything that would not normally be a Betta tank mate is fine.

My tank setup is:
87L of actual water
9 Corydora's (1 Panda, 4 Albino, 4 Bronze)
8 Scissor-tailed Rasbora's
It has several significantly sized hiding spaces
A fairly well planted (Artificial) section now uninhabited (Betta's old hangout)
A filtration system capable of handling a 150L tank

Neon Tetra's seem to be the most common choice but I am looking to explore all avenues, My fish are a big part of my life as I am disabled and barely leave the house, I spend 10+ hours a day next to my fish tank so I would like to pick something Beautiful and with a little more "Flair" if possible

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
Karl

Re: Help picking a fish for a existing tank

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:40 pm
by superdart
A pair of ram's would look good and maybe even breed for you.

Re: Help picking a fish for a existing tank

PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:47 pm
by malakye
Rams are lovely, or what about a shoal of rainbow threadfins, beautiful peaceful little fish. When the males display they raise their fins to show a range of colours.

Re: Help picking a fish for a existing tank

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:33 pm
by Mouthwords
Both fish are really nice, thanks for the suggestions. I spoke to my LFS and Ram's are probably the only option as apparently Threadfins are the most popular fish over here (Australia).
He also suggested Barbs which I had not seen before, they are beautiful fish but can be aggressive from what I have read online? Tiger barb's shaol with Rasboras so that would add a nice mix and I should still have room for 2 Rams

Re: Help picking a fish for a existing tank

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:29 pm
by Mouthwords
Threadfins are not the most popular sorry

Re: Help picking a fish for a existing tank

PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:56 pm
by malakye
I wouldnt add tiger barbs they can be aggressive. What about cherry barbs if you like the idea of barbs