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any opinion on Nannostomus marilynae vs Nannostomus unifasciatus

anewbie

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Well it seems selection is limited; any opinion on those two species as dithers for an 18 inch tall aquarium (60 gallons 48x60); one concern off hand is initially plants will be very limited though over time i might be able to get some val or pso to grow.
 

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I like most Nannostomus species but in your 60 inch I'd go with the N. unifasciatus because they are one of the larger pencils. I think they would be more noticeable than the smaller N. marilynae.
 

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Na, the mouth is too small. I know a working tank with A. ortegai and Tucanoichthys. Those stay smaller than P. simulans.
 

anewbie

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Na, the mouth is too small. I know a working tank with A. ortegai and Tucanoichthys. Those stay smaller than P. simulans.
Thank small 1/4 inch green neon they are selling these days ;)

Actually i'm not concern about them swallowing them whole as much as killing them and hten eating them. Anyway the tank is large enough for a few species of dithers and i might try moving somethings around. I have a certain fondness to green neon and ember tetra and i've used ember tetra before with passive breeding apistogrammade with success in raising frys. I did order a bit of both of the mentioned species but i think i'm going to put the marilynae with the c. hastatus (20 long) and the unifasciatus with the ortegai.
 

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