Small, colourful, peaceful, reefsafe schooling species?

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  1. RocketRooster

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    Is there anything like the Neon Tetra of the ocean? A fish that is colourful, peaceful and gregarious but also tiny? I am looking for something along this vein to create that natural swarming effect.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. irie ivan

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    Chromis / anthias.....? But probably too large when they grow......
     
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    Six line wrasse
     
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    Folowing with interest.
    Are six line wrass not agresove?
     
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    Extremely...
     
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    Green chromis, & striped cardinals are about your best bet.
    Anthias are the most beautiful, but require regular supplemental feedings & a well established system to survive.
     
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    Sorry @pixel, but i highly doubt that sixline wrasse are schooling fish.
    They are very agressive to conspecies
     
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    Small blue reef chromis. :thumbup:
     
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    Chromis are nice just be warned they inevitably end up picking each other off and it's sad to see. Some guys have had luck with keeping them in odd numbers. I had the same thing (odd numbers) didn't help now I have two (from seven) and luckily the tank is big enough with enough reef to keep them apart.
     
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    Fire fish and the variants. Blue eye cardinals are good in batches of 10 or so. Striped cardinals are also good. But if you include a damsel or wrasse then forget.
     
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    Both of those have hierarchy issues in a small tank. Biggest kills the smallest until 1 remains. Even male goldies beat the crap out of the females in a small tank.

    I'd go for flasher wrasses (if you can find females). One male to 5-7 females is a good ratio.

    Ptereleotris are also good, as Belindamotion mentioned.
     
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    I know they dont school. I misread the question a bit, he was looking for a tetra looking fish in saltwater, best i could think of is a six line.

    In terms of schooling, the logical choice is blue/gree chromis
     
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    how about Bangai cardinals?
     
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