Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Contra Costa CA
A new set up that includes Angels:
Very warm water.
Brochis splendens is the cory relative that handles the warmest water. I think Skunks are OK, but as noted above, get at least half a dozen. 2 just do not play as well. MUCH more interesting when there are more of them.
Anostomus anostomus is a loner. Does not want others of the same species. They are OK with other fish. There is a relative that is OK with several of the same species. I have kept A. a. with Angels.
Farlowella, the Stick Cat. Really nice addition to a larger South American tank.
Bleeding Heart Tetras, or Diamond Tetras if you want a school. These are slightly larger, so a dozen is enough. Too large for Angels to eat.
Hatchet Fish would be a school for the top of the tank. There are several species, some are pure silver, others are mottled or marbled. They jump REALLY EASILY, so only keep them in a covered tank.