Great choices, have fun!!! I love the Cory, I have longfin peppered which actually had babies (17 gallon tank). In same tank as a flame dwarf gourami who is the queen of the tank. All cory catfish do best in groups of at least 3, ideally more. I also have Sterbas which are very cool and active, different 17 gallon tank with a school of cardinal tetras. Otos are a must and also do best with at least 3. Pandas are way cool as well. I have shrimp in my tank with the tetras and love watching them, who would have thought!. They add some color and movement without the bio load. Also love my mystery snails! Amanos are great, but more expensive. I have had harlequins in the past and they also do great. My tanks are heavily planted so I found that very colorful fish look best, don't disappear! If you get smaller fish, get a huge school! Think about colors, top, middle and bottom fish and movement and of course, the ones you love and must have!!!
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Fish+Plants thanks you!!
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