My aquarium is getting to the stage that I am thinking about stocking it in a few more weeks. I went to AqAdvisor.com
to get some suggestions. They actually had my aquarium listed, so I asked for recommended fish, and I was surprised that nothing I had considered appeared in the list. No neon tetras, none of the tiny rasboras, CPD's, etc.
Instead, it suggested fish I never would have considerered: tail spot corys (Corydoras hastatus) and Badis Badis.
The more I look at Corydoras hastatus, the more I like the idea. Their white would really pop against my black background, and I really enjoy their behavior.
What are your opinions about keeping a small school of 5-7 Corydoras hastatus in the tank, below? AqAdvisor.com seems to think it is fine.
For anyone that has kept them in a nano aquarium, have you encountered any issues, or do they do well? Do you think the long length of this tank will be a plus for them? I would really appreciate hearing from someone who has experience with them.
Also, I've never dealt with a fish that prefers a live diet. Is it difficult?
Here is my aquarium still in the grow-out stage, and there will be a heavy planting of hemianthus micranthemoides behind the rocks next week, so there will be cover by the time the fish are ordered in a few weeks. For scale, one Corydoras hastatus's length will be about equal to the width of my filter pipe in the photo, below.