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Hello. I will be setting up a new tank shortly. It will be a heavily planted low tech tank. I plan on having eco-complete and black sand as the soil. I really hate having to clean up the soil, so it would be great if these species would keep the soil very clean. I did some research today and I actually got very interested in the 90 gallon, which is just a few inches taller than the 75. I think I will be going with the 90 as it will fit the same stand and I really like its height. For the fish, I was thinking about having 10 panda cories, 3 hillstream loaches, and 20 Amano shrimp. Would this be enough to keep the tank clean? For the middle-bottom of the tank, I want some larger fish that are very colorful and attractive. Any suggestions. For the middle top, I am thinking about going with 3 honey gouramis and 30 ember tetras. I really want the school to be active and tight. Would ember tetras be good? Any other suggestions?

Shorter version:
What is a beautiful none schooling fish that is able to live with shrimp, ember tetras, cories and hillstream loaches? (I looked into rams and some people said they are too aggressive)

Last edited by GustavoMoura; 12-17-2017 at 03:33 PM. Reason: Clarification
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