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Old 01/12/2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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small schooling fish

are there any fish out there that school of about 5 or 6. want the fish to be small tho to fit in a 45g???
any ideas????????


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Old 01/12/2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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cardinals will hang together. THey don't move.

Chromis will kill each other in a 45. One would provide a lot of motion.

One dartfish will hang in midwater and annoy the chromis.

The most 'schooling' fish I have [and only because there are no threats in my tank] are my 3 highfin gobies, who don't move much, but who are up in the water column hoping for a handout.

In tanks where they feel threatened they won't come out of their burrows.

In true schooling fish [chromis are the closest] it's often a fear response: ie, you have something in there so mean the group hopes it will eat only the hindmost. In the absence of a threat, many schooling fish won't; and in the presence of a threat, fish like the gobies won't come out.

It's kinda difficult to orchestrate.


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Old 01/12/2008, 05:27 PM   #3
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oright i see thanks mate.
schooling is a defence behaver for them.

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Old 01/12/2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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I have three chromis in a 40gl and they don't harm eachother and they hang out together

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Old 01/12/2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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Old 01/12/2008, 08:41 PM   #6
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Longspine cardinals

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