Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: havre de grace, MD
I know you already have the guppies, but have you thought about kuhli loaches? There are three types that I've seen. There's Albino, all black, and a striped version. I personally have 5 of the striped kind. As long as you have 6 or more, they are very active, even during the day. They look like little eels, but they are scavengers. Read "scavengers, NOT bottom feeders" They swim all over the tank, and act pretty funny. I'm not really sure if you would be overstocking with 6. You wouldn't have to worry about overstocking, except for bio load. They all like to wiggle up next to eachother, and they are very social together. My 10 gallon was a guppy-kuhli tank for a while.
Another "rare" fish would be a dwarf puffer. There are several types of freshwater dwarf puffers, and they are pretty neat fish to keep. They recognize you, and their food. They beg, and they'll watch you as you walk around the kitchen.
I'm sure you are probably already set with your "tequila sunrise" guppies, but I figured I'd throw in my two cents.
Also, guppies get along great with shrimps... Just sayin...
BTW, your tank looks great. I'm diggin it.