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So I have a 33-gallon planted with 5 black skirt tetras, 8 danios, one betta and one raphael catfish. While it's technically fully stocked right now according to the 1 inch per gallon guideline, I'd like to add some more fish in a few months. I have the Fluval 206 and my nitrites and nitrates have always been 0, water changes weekly and I am easily able to do more per week if my tank does end up to be overstocked. What would be a good choice? My catfish has a mouth big enough to eat very small fish and shrimps are out of the question. My water is quite soft so no alkaline-area fish, either. I do love tetras, but since I already have some of those I was thinking of a different species from a different family. Any suggestions?
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Raphael catfish might post a problem with smaller schooling fish like cardinals and rummynose tetra. If you can give up that catfish, your tank is opened to more smaller schooling fish.

Dont worry about that 1" rule for planted tank small schooling fish.
 

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Unfortunately they're really small...Maximum size is apparently just short of an inch - my catfish would be able to eat them when he reaches his maximum size. They are so pretty for sure though, would look amazing in a species tank.
 

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I can't really give up my catfish - the problem is that I love my catfish very much. I looked up tetras and the Flame Tetra caught my eye, maybe even the Lemon Tetra would be nice. Would kribs do well in my tank? I fear that my water might be too soft for them though.
 

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Raphael catfish might post a problem with smaller schooling fish like cardinals and rummynose tetra. If you can give up that catfish, your tank is opened to more smaller schooling fish.

Dont worry about that 1" rule for planted tank small schooling fish.
That's good to know (mental note - stay away from catfish haha). But that is too bad... All the fish I care about are small so my suggestions are going to be irrelevant now...
 

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Kribs do well in most water conditions, I've found. Congo tetras or rainbow fish could also work.

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Stuart


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Kribs do well in most water conditions, I've found. Congo tetras or rainbow fish could also work.

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I've always wanted to keep kribs, ever since I started the hobby and saw them in an aquarium book! Would it be best to get a pair of them? Rainbowfish are also a tempting idea.
 

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The pair is a good idea and you will witness them spawn and partially rear a brood or 2.

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