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jackief
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I have a 69 gallon planted hex tank with @ 40 gallons of water in it. I'm looking for suggestion on some cool top swimmers, solo or a small school. I'm not too fond of hatchet fish. any other suggestions????
the tank contains the following already:
4 Otto cat (Otocinclus vestitus)
5Colombian red blueTetra (Hyphessobrycon columbianus)
3 Pangio oblonga (Black Kuhli Loaches)
1 Longfinned blue danio (Danio rerio)
1 Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia)
@ 9 Assorted Guppies +Fry (Lebistes reticulatus) (i'm trimming these getting rid of all my females)
@ 15 Ghost shrimp (Palaemonetes Sp.)
3 Eastern Red-Spotted Newts (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens)
1 Gray tree frog (Hyla Versicolor)
Various mosses
2.5" live Bromeliad in Planter
12-14 live Varigated ribbon Plants
3 live fern-like aquatic plants
7 live luckybamboo plants (Dracaena)
3 live Banana Plants Nymphoides
2 live Variegated Arrowhead bunches (Syngonium podophyllum cv 'Albovirens' )
 

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jackief
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Thanks, both great looking fish, but I think they may be territorial with my dwarf Gourami. Besides I'm not sure I want another gourami. I got my dwarf as my top swimmer and he doesn't spend any more time up top than he does at the middle or bottom.
 

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Fair enough! I wanted to get a dwarf, but was told they're more aggressive than the Blue and its variants, as well as more of a mid-swimmer. Both mine are top-swimmers, but the opaline is definitely kind of territorial against the gold one at times (which will then go hide in the pirate ship for a bit).
 

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jackief
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Thanks, I was considering more Danios. The one I have was actually given to me by accident in the bag w/ the gupps. That's why I only have one. I am going to check out the Killi's Thanks
 

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service cart captain
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One thing you can do is up your numbers of the longfin danio's. There is also some killies that are top dwellers. Like the clown killies.
I must agree, the killies are great fish....like little jewels. :D
There are a number of US native top minnows that would fit this bill as well.
 
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