Hi, my name is Nicole and I live in Japan. I've never kept fish before, only mammals (Hamsters, rats, African pigmy hedgehog, dogs, cats).
Anyway, before I get a pet I like to do very very thorough research and I have always been part of a forum where I like to learn from experienced members. I've always kept my pets in much larger set ups than they need and often on more expensive but definitely best diets (like raw meat diet for my cat, hand made and mixed hamster and rat food).
I'm hoping to set up a planted nano tank, around 5 gallons. I know this is on the very small side so I don't want to get it wrong with the fish I choose. It's actually going to be suitable for aquaponics, but I can also add lighting and heaters to the tank. I've attached a picture of the tank I'm thinking of. I wouldn't want the picture on the back and I'd want to add lots of live plants.
I have read up on several different forums and I believe this stocking below would be okay but The welfare of the animals is paramount so don't want to overstock or keep anything unsuitable. I was hoping to keep :
2 zebra nephrite snails
2 Heterandria formosa (least killifish)
5 Armano shrimp
Does that sound okay?
If that's okay, what I'm going to need the most help with is what plants and scapes would suit and any advice on scaling techniques
Sorry if some of my jargon is wrong, still very new. This is something I want to take my time with to get right. I want to do lots more reasearch, then in about 4-6 months, get my planted nano tank set up and cycled. Then sort out the aquaponics side to it by getting the herbs on top sorted. Only then do I want to introduce the fish and shrimp and/or snails. It's definitely going to be a project for me and definitely not something I want to jump straight into and set up quickly. I'm fine to wait
Anyway nice to meet you!