Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
I had H. formosa in mind too. They could actually make a nice biotope represetnation along with the cypress and the Cephalanthus. But I think I will go with the Boraras because I have this local source.
I had dwarf cories in a small tank once and half of them jumped out. One of them landed right on the arm of the couch and stuck right there all dried up.
The I. crocodulis looks pretty cool.
I had considered Dario dario too, but I have kept those before.
Most mangroves will not work very well for bonsai; they have big leaves with long internodes, and they hate to be pruned. One exception that should make a nice mangrove bonsai is Conocarpus erectus buttonwood. If you look on ebay you can see sporadically find nice buttonwood pre-bonsai.