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Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby CinBos » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:26 am

I you check out my suignature, you'll see a mix of CA and SA Cichlids. I would like to know what are some good dither fish, other than Giant Danios. I am looking to get rid of them, they are not appealing to look at, at all. What you all suggest?
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Re: Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby Koteckn » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:42 am

I'm using Congo tetras with my Dempseys and Green Terrors. They grow to 3.5-4.5" when fully grown and gradually gain more color as they get older. They also swim in the mid to top of the water column which helps fill out a tank with few larger fish. Just my thoughts.

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Re: Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby CinBos » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:19 am

I have those listed as a possible choice. Thanks!
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Re: Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby Boldstone » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:23 pm

I use black skirt tetras and sometimes rams depending on how the larger fish react to the tetras.
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Re: Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby Fjb6673 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:28 pm

A cool looking dither, in my opinion, is the denisons barb (aka torpedo barb). I think it looks more like a danio than a barb. I also like Congo tetras, as previously mentioned here.
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Re: Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby CinBos » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:21 am

Fjb6673 wrote:A cool looking dither, in my opinion, is the denisons barb (aka torpedo barb). I think it looks more like a danio than a barb. I also like Congo tetras, as previously mentioned here.


Denisons are my favorite so far. Just not cheap.
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Re: Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby rotccapt » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:49 am

would torpedo barbs work in a group of 6 in a 300 gallon tank with 1 ea of the following fish. jack dempsy, green terror, oscar, salvani, nic
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Re: Good Dither Fish for Larger Cichlids

Postby CjCichlid » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:27 am

Although Denison Barbs are indeed cool, they make for very pricey dithers when being kept with larger CA cichlids that could potentially snack on them...

A few species to consider...
Buenos Aires Tetras
Silver Dollars
Filament Barbs
Rainbows
Larger livebearers such as Mollies and even possibly Swords
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