There are so many choices of freshwater fish, it helps to understand more about the various varieties including livebearers, small schooling fish, bottom dwellers and those not recommended for the home aquarium.
Practically the opposite of freshwater schooling fish
Tropical Freshwater Community Fish | Freshwater Tropical Fish Species: Harlequin Rasboras 2 inches; active schooling fish; may nip fins of slower moving tank mates if not provided enough space; prefer planted tanks. Tags: aquarium, tropical, pet, fish.h
Easy Schooling Fish | The Aquarium Guide
Previously a butterfly Koi tank, my finished 90 gallon freshwater community fish tank filled with many different species of schooling fish. The filter I run is a Perfect (also known as Sun/Sun or Aquatop) HW-404b 4 stage filter that runs up to 200 gallons. My fish include:
Rummy nose Tetras
Red-lined torpedo Barbs
Black neon Tetas
If you want any more information on about any of the fish in my tank, feel free to leave a question in the comments. Like the video if you enjoyed my fish tank. Thanks :)
7 easy schooling aquarium fish! | Aquariadise
If you have a freshwater aquarium, the list of schooling fish species is pretty long. Dozens of are available and new species are being introduced regularly. There are also several other types of schooling fish that you may not see in the average pet store. These colorful and interesting fish can really contribute something special to a home aquarium.Most freshwater fish do not "school" as marine fish do. Rummynose tetra are about the best for this, but no FW species school in the strict sense. Not all the time at least. Many of them do at times throught the day, but the tank needs to be large enough to allow it. It's not like fish either school or shoal - that's just a description of what the group happens to be doing at any given moment. Granted, some species spend more time doing one than another.One of the most interesting schooling fish is the African Three-striped Glass Cat, Pareutropius buffei. Collected in the rivers of Cameroon and Nigeria, this is a very peaceful schooling fish with a clear or silvery body, black horizontal stripes and a distinctively blunt nose. Constantly buzzing around in search of food, a group of these 3 inch fish will go into a veritable feeding frenzy once food is located. This species is one of the best scavengers available for the freshwater community aquarium. A single specimen will likely hide and may refuse to eat, so make sure to keep several of these fish (groups of at least 6 individuals) to make them feel secure. Open swimming space is a must, but some plants for cover will be appreciated. They can be housed with community fish including Rosy Barbs, Cherry Barbs, Serpae Tetras, and other similarly active medium-sized species.