SMART FISH PEOPLE! Stocking help! 1week old planted 55gallon :-)
Ok, so my new planted aquarium is up and running, She is 9days old today!
She's a Juwel 240 (55gallon)
Eco-complete substrate (with sandy beach area in the middle), Avi Root tabs, prime de-chlorination.
Java Moss Tree, dwarf sags, bacoba australis, golden anubias, anubias nana.
1.5wpg light +2hrs sunlight.
Everything seems to be going ok so far... I think everything is settling in, but as this is my first planted tank I have nothing to judge it by...
What I need help with is stocking.....
What are my options of fish with this size tank bearing in mind that its heavily planted? I would hate to get a few badly selected fish to destroy my aquascape... Its one of the main focal points in our home.
At the moment we have 4 ottos going on advice that they keep plants clean in the early stages in planted aquarium... and one blue ram :-0 I've heard he might not do well in a new aquarium. but he was bullying EVERYONE in my non-planted aquarium to the extent that they were burying themselves in the sand to hide, it was either the new aquarium or he was getting flushed :-(
We're still undecided as to what we're fish to add.
How many community fish could I get into this tank?
Or should I get a 1 or 2 big Fish?
I need suggestions! What works for you? is there a list compiled anywhere?
Its sad how enthusiastic I am about my aquariums....