Good start, how did you get that rock in the opening??? lol
I love ghost shrimp!! I dont see why anyone would call them pests??? Ive kept them in all my tanks. As far as ottos go, WAIT! In all my experience ottos do not do well in new tanks. They need a well established tank. Give yours atleast 4-6 months before adding any, IMO.
Ill tell you what, it was a really tight fit. I messured and it was a 5/8 inch gap on each side
. To be honest It looks bigger in pictures because its angled in the opposite direction of the tank.
Same on the ghost shrimps to, they have a lot of character and are really active. But I'm not sure I trust them with small fish.
I came to that conclusion when I got to the LFS so I just got these on a whim to keep me occupied until football season gets over (as stated previously), which should be 3-4 months. Plus both the LFS and Wal-mart stopped selling them.