I guess I will use this as my introductory post as well as address my initial questions. So please bare with me.
My name is Daniel and I have kept fish most of my life. I have always focused on going bigger. Bigger fish and bigger tanks. I've had cichlids and goldfish and rainbows and African leaf fish.
I have played around with planted tanks a little in recent years. I took a break for the hoby and am just now getting back in. (Except my Betta I've had the whole time) Well I decided this time instead of going big I am going to go small.
I have set up a 5 gallon nano tank. It has sand. Drift wood and some plants. I've had it set up a couple of weeks.
Right now it has guppies to help cycle the tank. Though admittedly they have been dieing off. Mainly from jumping out which seems strange to me. The tanks only has about a half inch gap around the lid.
Here is a pic of the tank.
It has filled in a little more since this pic. But it should give you a general idea of what I got going.
Now my question.
I am debating on what to stock the tank with permanently.
I have two things in mind and would like your thoughts on them as well as any suggestions or advice.
1.) Three sparkling gouramis and maybe some cherry shrimp.
2.) A small school of chili or other micro rasbora. Again with shrimp or small snail like Ramshorns.
I will also be setting up another nano tank for a single dwarf pea puffer. That will also be 5 gallon. If I have snails or extra baby shrimp they can be used to supplement the diet of the puffer.
Thank you for your time.
PS. As a side note. Do you believe a carpeting plants such as for dwarf hair grass would work in the pictured 5 Gallon tank?
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