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Nano fish that wont hide

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Hi Everyone,

I have a fairly heavily planted 15 gallon tank with 10 CPD and 10 Cherry shrimp. The CPD rush and hide with any movement (which is constant with kids...).

I just finished cycling a little 5 gallon Iwagumi tank and want something more active and less shy. I am debating between Neon Tetras and Harlequin or Porkchop Rasboras. Does anyone have any recommendations between the two? 

 

Thanks!

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Welcome to AA Protato,

id go with cardinal tetras as ive never kept Rasboras. My cardinals never hide and even challenge my plecos for an algae wafer.

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Cardinals are a good idea. They get quite a bit larger though don't they? How many would you recommend for the 5 gallon?

Thanks

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maybe a 1-2mm bigger than a neon tetra. they will eat your baby shrimp if you mix them. I put my shrimp culls in with my tetras and they keep the population in check

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Endler's Livebearers would be a good choice - I've raised them mixed with shrimp and both populations grew.  As would any of the smaller rasboras - add emerald to your list.  I think a good sized school of cardinals would be a bit big for a 5 gal tank.  You'll want at least 6-8 for a schooling fish, so I'd stick with fish that stay 1" or less.

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Good advice. Know anyone in Edmonton that sells the Endless? I'd like to take a look at them.

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So I just got some green rasboras (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/microdevario-kubotai/) and they are not shoaling or hiding. Smaller than Harlequins. They (8?) Are with furcata rainbows (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/pseudomugil-furcatus/).

Maybe something to think about?

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