3.5g community - What is possible?
I have a 3.5g tank, which accounting for substrate and hardscape gives me 2.5g of water. It's is cycled and well planted. It used to be a scarlet badis species tank but I'm ready to move on. I have my setup so that I can change water easily and frequently so that is not an issue. I clean my tank daily as it is a meditative hobby of mine so bioload isn't a huge concern, I'm more concerned about the fish being happy in that small of a space
What is possible in terms of a micro community?
I've been thinking maybe a small school, 4-6, micro rasboras and shrimp.
Or 4-5 CPD's and shrimp, though I think this may be pushing both the bioload and patience of the CPD's to be in such a small space.
Another option is I'd like a Koi betta, but I have a new cat who likes to poach my surface dwelling fish. I can still go this route, but I'd have to figure out a cover/screen situation. Not a huge deal.
All suggestions welcome. I'm willing to experiment