Suggestions for single specimen fish
I'm not entirely satisfied with the stocking of my 55, and was wondering if you might have any thoughts on what - if anything - I might add.
The main inhabitants are:
-1 large bosemaii (4-5")
-1 large male albino bristlenose (5")
-1 bullseye cat (6")
In addition to these 3 big guys, I have:
-5 Bolivian rams
-5 small bristles (1-2")
-2 kuhli loaches
-3 zebra danios
A couple of thoughts:
-the bristles, rams, and cories all pretty much stay at the bottom or around the sides, so for the most part the tank looks like it has 1 big bosemanii and 3 little danios. The bullseye - tho large - is pretty sedentary during daylight hours.
-I could move the danios to my other tank - the only reason I haven't is they are a pain to catch.
-As the small bristles grow, that will increase the bioload, but I could swap a couple to my other tank.
-I could add to the 2 schools of cories, but that wouldn't really add much interest to the tank as they would just stick to the bottom.
-The tank is heavily planted, high light and pressurized CO2.
-I have tried to raise bosemaniis for some time with little success. This one remaining guy is the last of maybe 12 bought over a 2 year period. I could try one more time, but would probably buy smaller fish which would take a while to grow out to the size of the one I have.
-I was thinking about adding 1 decent sized specimen fish, but didn't know what kinds to think about. Any thoughts?
-Another route would be to add a small schoal of something else, say some barbs. Or maybe a pair of platys or mollies. The bigger fish devoured a schoal of small serpae tetras pretty quickly.
I appreciate any input you might have.