Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA
Centerpiece fish for 10 Gal
So, I posted on another board yesterday about a low-tech 10 gallon tank for college. I've been pointed in the direction of this set up by mitchfish9:
Plants- moss, anubias, java fern, C. weditii, marsiela minuta, and ludwigia or rotala for a background.
Equipment- Fluval 106 maybe? And a lower light LED like Finnex fugeray
Fish- chili rasboras or phoenix rasbora (Borara brigittae and B. merah, respectively) And amano shrimp for cleanup crew purposes.
For a centerpiece, I am hoping to avoid the gouramis, since although I like them, I find I have issues keeping them alive.
My ideal centerpiece has a deeper body and is two to three inches long.
I have a pair of neon dwarf rainbows already in a heavily planted tank already, and they school with a pair of ancient Pristella tetras, but I am worried bout them being out-shined by the reds of the rasboras.
I'd like to keep Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher), but I've never kept cichlids and am worried about water specs, derooted plants, aggression levels, and general size of the fish.
Would it be possible to keep one male and not have it stroke out from loneliness or aggress the other fish?
I am open to any other suggestions as long as not every one is for Betta splendens.