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Post Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:02 am
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Not sure if you've seen the neon's at Aqualand in their own tank. But it looks nice when they school, and they school every time I'm there. But the tank is longer than it is tall and I think there is only a Driftwood in there, I think if you had a HC or Hair grass only tank that is Longer then Tall you might be able to get the same effect. My porkchops used to school tight like that until they got comfortable. But those Rummynose do school tight tho.

Post Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:04 am
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I'm trying to stock my 120g tank with nano fish right now.....trying mostly microrasbora but they're so hard to find...except porkchop and harlequins....

Post Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:18 am
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I would recommend CPD's and Emerald Dwarfs Rasboras tho they are kinda shy, these can be found at FLP and Aqualand. The Emeralds are labeled under different names at both places but are the same fish.

Yeah I wish there was a local place to buy micro-fishes. You would think that with the minimal space needed to house and breed these, more local fish stores would carry and sale them. But I was told there is no demand for them here. I order my micro's online and most of the time even with shipping it's still a decent price. Just sucks waiting for the package, and not seeing the fishes before you buy them..But the people I buy them from have not disappoint in terms of quality fishes.

Oh yeah you can't go wrong with Scarlet Badis - My favorite micro fish, tho I'm still trying to find some female for my 6 males. :twisted:

Pork Chops are real nice..I have 25 in my 33long.

Post Mon May 14, 2012 10:48 pm
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Update:

Axelrodia riesei - Ruby Tetra

Barbus hulstaerti

Boraras brigittae - chili rasbora - raised a few one time

Corydoras pygmaeus - pygmy cat - every now and then a few more appear in the tank

Danio margaretatus - celestial pearl danio - spawn and raise

Danio tinwini - gold ring danio

Dario dario - scarlet badis - raised a few, need to move them to their own tank

Hara jerdoni - dwarf anchor cat

Hyphessobrycon amandae - Ember Tetra

Ludigesia roloffi - jelly bean tetra

Microdevario kubotai

Paracheirodon simulans - green neon tetra

Pseudoepiplatys annulatus - rocket killie - spawn and raise. Some will survive w parents

Sawbwa resplendens - Asian rummynose - spawning

Trigonostigma espei - lambchop rasbora
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Your tanks aren't too small. Your fish are too big.
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Post Tue May 15, 2012 7:53 pm
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You gotta get those Scarlets going and get a bunch of baby females from them.
I'll take a no less then 6..

My Asian rummys males are really nice colored up.
Females I can do without unless breeding them.. Good
Luck with breeding them..

I have 2 ruby's, they are really nice and matches up
Well with my chili's. How did you get your Chili's to breed
I have 15 in their own 20l tank with lots of moss on
The bottom. Yet nothing.

Post Tue May 15, 2012 9:44 pm
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My water was very acid and very brown. I fed it as though there were tiny fry I couldn't see. Then, when at one point there were a few, they didn't starve. But I only wound up with three.

I like the female Swabwa ok, they're attractive, if plain. The males are just plain feisty.
Andy

Your tanks aren't too small. Your fish are too big.
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Post Thu May 17, 2012 8:26 pm
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I currently keep cichlids but in the future I want to have a very large tank and keep nano fish in it. Is there a reason not to do that? Does anyone have a set up like that? I think it would be cool to have a large school of tetras or something like that.

Post Thu May 17, 2012 10:31 pm
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JackofClubs wrote:
I currently keep cichlids but in the future I want to have a very large tank and keep nano fish in it. Is there a reason not to do that? Does anyone have a set up like that? I think it would be cool to have a large school of tetras or something like that.

The only worry would be small fish getting sucked into big filters, a sponge pre-filter will solve that.
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Post Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:42 pm
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I've got my CPD's, Emeralds, Porkchops, and Asian rummy's breeding for me in my community Pond outside :D To bad I only have one pond. The other one is my wife's and she have 3 Comet Goldfish in there.. I guess a pond outside is the best way to breed these little buggers.

I was trying my luck with breeding my Chili rasbora's in a tank outside, but lost 8 of them to the cold these past couple of days.
which sucks cuz they're pricey. So don't try this at home. :cry:

On a happy note, I was able to fine Two Female Scarlet Badis last week, one at Aqualand and one at the new fish store in North St.Paul. I thought the North St.Paul store got picked clean but among All those 15 or so Really Nice males was a grey/green little gal. Damn these gals are hard to come buy. With the help of some nice people on here giving me advice hopefully I can get some frys. :mrgreen:

Post Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:19 am
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Anyone here have a pair of Scarlets they wouldn't mind selling to me? :D
Been looking for a female but all I've found were males, and I know how hard
it is to even find a female Scarlet.
Plants? What are plants?
I like piranhas.

Post Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:08 pm
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I order my micro's online and most of the time even with shipping it's still a decent price. Just sucks waiting for the package, and not seeing the fishes before you buy them..But the people I buy them from have not disappoint in terms of quality fishes.


This is a great thread and I've really enjoyed reading through this. As a new fish keeper, it's give me lots of great ideas! We currently have a 12g Fluval Edge with pygmy corys and platys in them. Pretty adorable if you ask me. ;) We're also setting up a 45g tank and would love to include some nanos (depending on what else we go with). My goal, like many others, is to have a group of very tightly schooling nanos weaving around my plants. I love the look but am beginning to see the difficulty (and unrealistic nature?) of this idea.

Smokey, which website do your order from? I'd like to check it out.

Quick mention: For those who love tightly schooling fish, one of the most impressive aquarium displays I've seen is at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. You stand under and inside the sardine tank and watch shoals of 200+ fish whisk around above your head. It's mesmerizing and, by far, my most memorable exhibit there. This link isn't the same exhibit but gives you a pretty good idea. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/efc/open_sea.aspx

Post Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:24 pm
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You can find all types of fish on aquabid.com ;)
Sometimes you even find local sellers on there which saves you on shipping too.
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:05 pm
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I have cpds for sale that I have breed on my post

Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:12 pm
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There are plenty of nano sized natives also. Usually they don't need a heater.
Possibly a chiller.

I may bring in some to the show this year. Not sure as they tend to be shy.

For sure I will be showing my Lucania Goodei - Bluefinned killis - not sure if they are "nano".
Sharing my 180g planted is Enneacanthus chaetodon - black banded sunfish - trying to up my numbers still.

I know I am not the only person on the boards with elassomas also.

I have Gilberti, Evergladei, and Okefenokee.

Another recommended smaller fish is anything Pseudomugil
Hard to find but P. Tennellus are great. Gertrudae are more commonly available.

Some fish may not be technically nano, but all these are neat fish.
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Post Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:48 pm
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politikz_amore wrote:
I have Gilberti, Evergladei, and Okefenokee.

Another recommended smaller fish is anything Pseudomugil
Hard to find but P. Tennellus are great. Gertrudae are more commonly available.

Some fish may not be technically nano, but all these are neat fish.


Do you know where you can find these pseudomugils at? Really hard for me to find them

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