looking for hard water fish
Greetings all, Looks like we will be setting up another planted tank in our house (apparently 6 is not enough). New tank will be a 72 gal bowfront, CO2 injected and lit with a TEK light. Our local water here is quite hard, 9-11dKH, 22-24dGH. Plants will be Swords, Crypts, Rotalas, Ludwigias, Cardimine, Ricca, Cabomba, vals, etc that have proven to do well in our other tanks. Intention is to put in fish that are too big/mean for our other tanks. Right now we are thinking of Firemouth and Pearl Gourami as the main fish. Also want to include some robust mid-size schooling fish, and cleaning crew.
So I am looking for suggestions for readily available fish that will be able to thrive and breed in our hard water.