What are nice schooling fish that stay small?

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  1. Keanan

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    Hi guys and girls.

    What are nice schooling fish that dont get too big?

    I have two adult orange line chromis and I'm too scared to get blue/green chromis.

    Thanks:)
     
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    some cardinals(threadfin,bangaii,pajama) are cool,anthias are also nice but sometimes they dont school,zebra barred dartfish if you can get them,ive also seen some flasher wrasse school.also some chalk basslets. but google around and check some pics. some fish might school and some might not,depending on your luck
     
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    Apparently they pair off and kill each other (hearsay, so do your own research)

    Haremic (one male, multiple females). I have two males that seem to co-exist, but they don't school.

    Good. Pair off, kill the others :). I had a spawning pair that was ferociously territorial.

    How big is your tank?
     
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    that was just what came to mind and what ive seen on the net so please do some research and dont take my word for it. your tank size will play a huge roll as well.
     
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    you right about the flasher wrasse there robvdv. You can keep multiple flasher wrasse if you keep one male and multiple females.but if you add a group you will get the dominant female become a male.you might end up with 2 males in a large tank or if you dont add them all at once.
     
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    Thanks guys. Was looking more along the lines like the chromis or damsel, but not those fish something like those that stays small and thats not aggressive towards its tank mates?

    @robvdv, my tank is +-450L
     
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    I had them- got them from @viper357 and must tell you that I am def going to add a school of them again- they shoal nicely, they are constantly on the move hence very difficult to take a clear pic of- they are also very peaceful and not at all aggressive towards other tank mates
     
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    What about some lyretail anthais, have you looked at them?
     
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