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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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Thread: Poll for your best schooling fish!

  1. #61
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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

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    rummynose! very active schooling fish

    i doesn't think Cardinal Tetra is a good schooling fish. at least they doesn't in my 3ft tank.
    and they are very timid too. always hiding

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Hi,

    I just wanted to tell you:

    Cardinal is a very good schooling fish BUT you must have a large quantity in your aquarium (at least 40-50 the more you have, the more they will school). I just came back from lectures in Poland, and also there they had several aquariums with large quantities of Cardinal tetras and in ALL of the aquaria they were schooling. And when I decorated the first aquarium with Cardinal tetra in 1968 they were schooling all the tome for month (it had 3000 Cardinal in it....).

    Also in nature, if there are only a few swimming they do hardly school.

    best regards
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    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko Bleher View Post
    Hi,

    I just wanted to tell you:

    Cardinal is a very good schooling fish BUT you must have a large quantity in your aquarium (at least 40-50 the more you have, the more they will school). I just came back from lectures in Poland, and also there they had several aquariums with large quantities of Cardinal tetras and in ALL of the aquaria they were schooling. And when I decorated the first aquarium with Cardinal tetra in 1968 they were schooling all the tome for month (it had 3000 Cardinal in it....).

    Also in nature, if there are only a few swimming they do hardly school.

    best regards
    Heiko Bleher
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    Are they kept in large tank above 100gallon?

    I've kept 50 pieces in my 3ft (about 50 gallon) months ago, no schooling still. And they tends to hide behind my rock scape heavily planted with anubias nana and java fern.

    In order to make them school, i guess the tank size, scape and fish quantity is important for cardinal tetra.

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko Bleher View Post
    Hi,

    I just wanted to tell you:

    Cardinal is a very good schooling fish BUT you must have a large quantity in your aquarium (at least 40-50 the more you have, the more they will school). I just came back from lectures in Poland, and also there they had several aquariums with large quantities of Cardinal tetras and in ALL of the aquaria they were schooling. And when I decorated the first aquarium with Cardinal tetra in 1968 they were schooling all the tome for month (it had 3000 Cardinal in it....).

    Also in nature, if there are only a few swimming they do hardly school.

    best regards
    Heiko Bleher
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    3000 cardinals... Must have been a huge tank

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Hi,

    yes it was a 500 litre aquarium and everyone stopped to look at.

    But I want to tell you also some thing interesting. A few years ago at the EXPOZOO in Paris, a friend did also a 500 litre aquarium with 3 group fishes:

    500 Cardinal tetras, and of my discoveries:
    300 Hemigrammus bleheri (brilliant rummy nose tetras)
    300 Melanotaenia praecox (dwatrf neon-rainbowfish)

    I mean this was an incredible sight, these 3 groups of fishes moving from left to right in this 2.5 m aquarium, unbelieveable spectacle... what a colour-sight (also not biotope correct...).

    All the best, always

    Heiko Bleher
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    PS: have a look at my latest colelcting, last month, the only neck-bending fish on Earth
    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    I have both Cardinal Tetra and Rummynose Tetra in the same tank.

    Both species school, Cardinal move around in a group but in a slow and gentle manner.

    Rummynose move around very acticely in a group. Swimming from front to back, left to right . Very nice to watch...

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    I have 200pcs of Cardinal Tetra. They are all over shop

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Rummy Nose, Cardinal Tetra and Red Eye Moenkhausia school for my tank. But you need to keep them in large numbers (eg 50-100pcs each)

    For small group schoolers, I find Boraras merah to be excellent. They school so well that even the normally scattered B. brigittae and B. urophs also join them. Best part is, I only got 10 pcs!
    Warm regards,

    Lawrence Lee

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Hi,

    for small schools also consider:
    - Thayeria obliqua (5-10);
    - Hypessobrycon rosaceus (6-12);
    - Hyphessobricon amandae (at least 15-20);
    - Inpaichthys kerri (6-12);

    best regards

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    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    for me is black skirt tetra

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    rummy nose! their red are so prominent. C328 has a new rommy nose wi no black stripes on the tail.out of stock liao

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    rummynose tetra for me too.

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Hi,

    next week we will have a video out of nature (made in December) of rummy-nose schooling and eating...

    yes it is the best,

    always also the best from the collector

    Heiko Bleher
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    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    With regards to the cardinal schooling issue, I second on the issue that cardinals at most stay in a group, are not excellent schoolers.

    I noticed this at Panda aquarium at LCK, singapore. They had close to a hundred jumbo size cardinals in a 10x3x3ft tank and the most the cardinals did was to stay loosely as a group, hid behind the plants, elusive, very serene. Nature aquarium, a few years back had a similar setup. It was the similar response from the fish.

    On the other hand, Trigonostigmas are one of the tightest schoolers around. Even with 3-4 fish pack, they also school. My vote goes for this group.
    Cheers,
    Andrew

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    My vote goes to rummynose!

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    Hi,

    very good. The Rummz nose video is now to see under
    www.aquapress-bleher.com

    Best regards

    Heiko Bleher
    Best regards,
    Heiko Bleher

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Rummy nose schools best together !
    kept 100 pieces of rummys in my 3feet setup! very nice!!

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    my all time favourite is 6-banded barb, Puntius hexazona...
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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    Runnynose definitely ~ Haha ! My rummynose school more tightly than my cardinal tatras. And the rummynose tend to like to swim around in the tank more than the cardinals which makes them more fun to watch

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    Re: Poll for your best schooling fish!

    My 30+cardinal Tetra didn't school very well after they settled down. After many years now I'm left with 2 pieces and they buddy system very well.. Always stick close together.. haha..

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