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    looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

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    Hi all,

    Would like to ask for recommendations for peaceful, top dwelling schooling fishes and able to live with tetras.

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    looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Hatchet fishes if you've a closed top tank

    Never kept them before though

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    My favorite fish - hatchet fish. Get the black wing hatchet fish. One of the smaller version. They are even smaller than the marbled hatchet fish. They are rare because only few import them!



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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystikboy View Post
    Hatchet fishes if you've a closed top tank

    Never kept them before though
    Mine's a open top tank.

    Hatchets are jumpers?

    Are danios top dwelling fishes?

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    They are great jumper!

    Danios - yes! but boring fishes : ) : )

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Quote Originally Posted by barmby View Post
    They are great jumper!

    Danios - yes! but boring fishes : ) : )
    Why are danios boring? I thought they are always swimming here swimming there.

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    The typical Zebra Danio is boring, but not the other flashy species. Try Danio choprai if you can find them.
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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    i was looking at like those red danios, striking colours.

    what about rasboras? are they top dwelling fishes too?

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    looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Rasboras occupy the same stratum as tetras

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Are there any other suitable top dwelling fishes other than Danios?

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Pengiun Tetra

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    ohh i didnt know penguin tetras were top dwellers. I thought all tetras were bottom/mid dwellers.

    Thanks for the suggestion, bro.

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    white cloud mountain minnow... they doing well in my tetra tank

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Quote Originally Posted by Shingen View Post
    white cloud mountain minnow... they doing well in my tetra tank
    Thanks bro for the suggestion. They look very nice and fits in with the tetras that I already have.

    Are they jumpers too? Which LFS sells this white cloud mountain minnows?

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    looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    I if not wrong I think I saw either at seaview or NKS not very sure which but confirm I saw the name written on the fish tank

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent cs View Post
    I if not wrong I think I saw either at seaview or NKS not very sure which but confirm I saw the name written on the fish tank
    Where is NKS?

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Clown killies perhaps? GC has them.

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    NKS is Neo Kim Swee at Kovan

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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    WCMMs go all over the place, not just the top sector. Penguin Tetras are mid-water swimmers. However, WCMMs are hardy fish. Locally we have the normal, longfin and gold variants I believe. C328 always has them from time to time, along with Danio choprai, which is an uncommon species. Clown killies are an excellent choice, if you can provide them with their basic requirements and diet. If you want something cheaper then perhaps the Lampeyes would be an alternative choice.

    If you have jumpers then a mesh cover or some netting over the top of the tank will be required, unless you have a thick cover of floating plants.
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    Re: looking for top dwelling schooling fishes

    Thanks for sharing Stormhawk, I thought Pengiun Tetra are top level swimmer as I kept them twice before and for both batches, they spend most of their type at the top level. I only kept small peaceful fish as their tankmates. So they are not trying to avoid other fishes by staying at the top level. Just sharing by experiences of keeping them

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