Here's a 5 gallon long tank I've been playing with for a while. A few months anyway. It's a bit over-stocked on fish right now, and I'm trying to figure out what I want to do to improve the stocking for better aesthetic value.
Here's the list:
1 Gold Balloon Ram
1 Honey Gourami
2 Sterbai Cories
5 Ember Tetra
2 Emperor Tetra
2 Sparkling Gourami
2 SAE (Juevenile 2 in., these guys are actually moving out in 3 days to a bigger tank. I'm swapping them out for a pair of ottos)
I'm very hesitant to move the gold balloon ram. He was living in bigger tanks before, but never seems to adjust well . . . he always got beat out for food by more active fish, and never found the territoties to his liking. He's thriven so far in the 5 gal, it's the only tank I ever got to see his brighter colors. Plus, Balloon rams are the smallest rams, right?
The honey gourami has been in this tank for a while, but I'm willing to move him if necessary to a bigger tank.
Sterbais are a favorite, they've been in this tank for a few months and seem to be doing ok. If anyone wants to suggest adding another cory, I have trilineatus and julii I could add, but no other sterbais.
I'm using ember tetras as my dither fish, and I'm sticking with that choice. I really like the buggers, and think they're perfect for the 5 gal because of their tiny size. I have 4 others in another tank, so if anyone thinks I should have MORE of these guys, it's possible; plus the shop has plenty right now.
I've been keeping the emperors as specimen fish really. I love their coloration, and the male's fins. I have a pair, but the female hasn't shown any interest in breeding so far.
Sparkling gouramis also are a specimen thing. They have great color and are very small. I actually own 8 of these blighters total, so if anyone wants to suggest swapping more in, that's possible.
SAE-- temporary residents.
Also for the actual aquascape, there's actually nothing planted behind the R. indica. Do you guys think I should add something back there? Another R. sp. or maybe a ludwigia?
Anyone would want to replace the green cabomba on the left side with something else?
In the foreground I have riccia and glosso being grown right now if anyone is wondering what that is.