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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to add fauna to my 40B. Suggestions?

My 40b has been up and running as a planted tank for the past 9 months. I have it planted densely in the back and open in the front half of the tank. I am looking for suggestions on what would be cool. I have 2 congo tetras in the aquarium right now and I am planning on adding a few more. I would like something to add interest to the aquarium with a few smaller fish or possibly a GBR.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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More Congos and some Syndontis (sp?) catfish.
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The smaller fish would be a better choice. 40 breeder is only 3' long. Congos are about the largest I would add.
Since Congos are African, did you want to stick to African fish?
Upside Down Cats (make sure you get Synodontis nigriventris, they are pretty peaceful. Some of the others like the mostly black ones are quite aggressive, and get larger)
Kribs- there are several species, do some research.
Jewel Cichlids? (Feisty fish, probably not right for this small tank)
Anomalochromis thomasi 'African Butterfly Cichlid' (these guys bred for me several years ago)
Butterfly Fish (the top of the tank predator)
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