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View Poll Results: your best schooling fish.

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  • rummynose tetra

    127 32.73%
  • neon tetra

    75 19.33%
  • cardinal tetra

    128 32.99%
  • harlequin rasbrora

    54 13.92%
  • rasbora espei

    20 5.15%
  • rasbora hengei

    11 2.84%
  • golden white cloud/ white cloud minnow

    23 5.93%
  • lampeyes

    18 4.64%
  • boraras brigittae

    27 6.96%
  • cherry barbs

    7 1.80%
  • others(please post what is the fish)

    29 7.47%
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  1. #41
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    White Clouds Mountain Minnows definitely, the tetras (Neon /Cardinal) dont really school well...I mean not with great precision.
    "I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled"

  2. #42
    Hi,
    this is Heiko Bleher and I wanted to tell you that I agree, that Hemigrammus bleheri my fish is the best to have in groups (at least 12-15, better more). But also Cardinal tetras and Melanotaenia praecox is a beautiful group fish.
    But another one you all forgot, and which was also my discovery:
    Hyphessbrycon amandae (= my mothers name), it is a fantastic (small) group forming species and best kept in large groups as you can see in one of my biotope aquariums:
    http://www.aquapress-bleher.com/inde...d=83&Itemid=53

    But I must tell you something very few know: Moenkhausia costae is by far the number one schooling fish, if kept in large quantities, at least 50, better 100. This is also a beautiful characoid I introduced many years ago from an Rio San Francisco affluent and you can see one of my displays here:
    http://www.aquapress-bleher.com/inde...d=82&Itemid=53

    So you all have a look at alternatifs and tell me what you think, you also might want to read what happened after 3 recent expedition (in August) I made with many discoveries on my website:
    www.aquapress-bleher.com

    Always
    Heiko Bleher
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    Heiko Bleher

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    Hi Heiko,

    Can't get into any of your website. am i the only one?
    -LM-
    Newbie in this exciting hobby

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    It would be cardinal tetras for their aesthetics...

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    I definitely go for Rummy nosed tetras...

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    rummy nose and cory !

  7. #47
    Hi,
    this is Heiko and you are having a good choice.

    I also hope you have access now to my website, as there are besides the biotopes many new things (also October biotopes). We had only 3 days the web was down.

    Keep up the good work

    always

    Heiko Bleher
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    Heiko Bleher

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    Hemigrammus bleheri video

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/912464...ammus_bleheri/

    In the video, I also noticed there is a small group of almost black colour fish is schooling very well too.

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    Answer from heiko Bleher and Merry Christmas

    Hi,

    I have seen the nice video of Hemigrammus bleheri and want to make a couple of remarks:
    1. This is a good quantity to have in an aquarium of H. bleheri as in small quantities they do not school always well.
    2. I noticed (who ever the owner is) that there were a couple of H.bleheri with Plistophora, the are the white blotches and it is a disease that does hardly transmits unless the cyst falls down to the bottom and another fish takes it on from the bottom. It is better to take those specimens out.
    3. I cannot identify on this video what the black schooling fish is,but remember: If there is a large schooling fish often other species try to imitate and swim with those schooling as well, although they are not normally schooling species. This is exactly as in nature. But if I have acloseup I could identify the dark one as well.

    I wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS, peaceful holidays with tranquility and nice thoughts, beautiful and healthy fishes and for the new year HEALTH, HAPPINESS and also beautiful nature aquariums...

    always

    Heiko Bleher
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    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    the shoaling of the rummy nose are really just tooooooo beautiful!! ahhhh why don't my harlequins shoal?!

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    I have a question:

    is there a difference possibly between the definition of "shoaling" and "schooling" ?

    i.e. fish that group vs. fish that tend to keep themselves oriented in a common direction...?

    "Shoaling" therefore encompasses "schooling". ..... J.H. & Frankel, W.N. The roads from phenotypic variation to gene discovery: mutagenesis versus QTLs. ...
    in that it accounted for varying degrees of shoaling behaviour;. however, it also attempted to differentiate shoaling from schooling behaviour
    Last edited by Quixotic; 21st Dec 2008 at 03:50. Reason: Formatted for clearer reading

  12. #52
    Hi,

    yes you have answered the question correctly:
    For instance Hemigrammus bleheri are schooling fishes ands Plotosus catfishes are shoaling fishes.

    Shoaling is done by specially young fishes when they need orientation and often also it is a protective behaviour i.e. with different sardine species.

    Shooling is a group-movement (almost permanent) behaviour seen in several of the freshwater species, but also in marine groups.

    All the best

    Heiko Bleher
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    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    my rummynose and cardinals dont really school, not sure why that is ): they are more like cliques! but my penguin fish do! i also have a sae fish that thinks its a penguin and follows in the penguin school (: really cute.

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    My choice will be cardinal tetra .

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Hi,

    I am sure that you do not have enough cardinals and rummy nose, as they normally school when in larger groups. I have also seen them in nature not schooling, but only when there were like 5-10 to max. 20 in one area.

    Best regards

    Heiko Bleher
    www.aquapress-bleher.com

    PS: On my site you can see a nature-biotope-aquarium I decorated RIO NEGRO (look at Bleher's Biotopes) and you can even see on the photos how both together school very well.
    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    i vote for rummy nose... and they are my 'live' water quality indicator haha

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    cardinal tetra really swim in schools and the bright neon body makes the pack looks amazing.
    I am wondering how to breed them cause none of them give offsprings.

  18. #58

    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Hi,

    cardinal tetra will breed ONLY in very soft and extreme acid water. You can alos read under NUTRAFIN AQUATIC NEWS on my website under Publications. click on to Nutrafin aquatic news issue 1, or go directly to www.hagen.com and download of this issue (only about cardinal and neons) is free.

    best regards

    Heiko Bleher
    www.aquapress-bleher.comn
    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

  19. #59

    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    i think rummy nose is nice. time to buy again....

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    As my name suggests, my vote goes to Rummy Nose!! Hooray!

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