Something interesting to keep with my tetra and guppies?
I have a 40g that's still cycling (after 5 weeks, I'm becoming somewhat frustrated...), but whenever it decides to finish (or I figure out what I'm doing wrong), I plan to stock it with a school of about 20 neon tetra, and perhaps a handful of guppies.
I'd like one or two of some slightly larger, maybe colorful or otherwise interesting fish to put with them. I love the look of gouramis, but I hear they're hard to take care of?
I also like hatchets, but the tank doesn't have a lid at all, so I think that may be a bad idea.
The cichlid family is a near-2,000-species family. Huge differences occur in a family that size, from 3-footers to 2-inchers. Bolivian rams are one of the most peaceful dwarf cichlids. They only get about 3 inches. Too small to eat neons or guppies, and to peaceful to consider them a threat to their territory (that's the reason some cichlids are so aggressive). I have mine in with some pretty small rasboras... no casualties yet.
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