Combining Schooling Fish?

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MamaM

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Hi! I have 2 zebra danio females (I lost 3 of my original 5). I would like to get a few more schooling fish for them to hang out with. Is it best for me to just get a few more zebra danios, or would they still school with other fish (like other kinds of danios, or guppies, or platys)? If not danios, what other fish would you recommend combining them with? Or should I just keep with the danios (I have a 10 gal tank). I just wanted your thoughts on this.

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Most schooling fish will school with fish that are shaped like them. I have four different kinds of danios in the 55 gallon and they are one big school. I have also had them school with white clouds. Hope that helps
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Yes it does help greatly! Thanks so much!!
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I agree. I have an x-ray tetra that schools with my Herlequin Rasboras. They are pretty much the same shape and color. For danios white clouds would be perfect and they are cheap. The only thing is that they need cooler water that danios are used to.
 

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Before the great fungus massacre... I had a school of Serpae tetras and neon tetras... it was pretty cool watching them. They schooled, but not together, and the schools would move independently of each other.
 
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