Hello I have a 8 gallon tank that only has plants and some snails in it. Anyone know something cool I could put in it? I dont want to put the usual betta and already have pea puffers in a different tank. Some gobys look really cool but not that active.
I would keep a killifish but dont have a lid and dont want to have to put one on
Anyone with something unique let me know!
Also I have extra love for carnivorous/aggressive omnivores. but yea I know... 8 gallon cant fit anything really carnivorous lol
Small rasboras are the way to go! In my 7g nano I have a school of rasbora einthovenii and I've seen setups with schools of emerald eyed rasboras - it was wicked. Any of the dwarf species are also great.
Small danios are also a good choice, from CPDs to emeralds, just make sure your water is good for them whether it's high or low ph.
wow so many haha. never seen Pseudomugil gertrudae Aru before. they look awesome but i wouldnt even know how to get some.
Celestial pearl danios look amazing as well. hmmmm Can i really fit that many though? I would imagine i can only put in like 5 fish.
Pseudomugil gertrudae Aru are not that easy to get I had been looking around for about a year to get some, and well to get a nice group of them it's not cheap and would need to have them shipped. I just bought some eggs and will be hatching some out, much much cheaper
LFS got celestial pearl danios yesterday. Just picked them up! Not as bright colored as i hoped but think they will look better after destressing from all te moving around. I Will upload a pic when i get home! Got 5 cause didnt have enough money on me to get more haha.
I'm voting for bumblebee gobies. They are sorta territorial, and the only fish I've ever seen to hold it's own against pea puffers. They aren't that active, but they do move from perch to perch inside the tank. All the other fish mentioned would be murdered within a few weeks by the puffer. I know unfortunately from experience. You're tank is larger then mine was though, and you have more for a better school, so that might help as well.
they say for a group of 8 Pseudomugil gertrudae Aru, you need 15 gallons, I tend to push things but over filter and plants galoreI would keep 8 in a 10 gal they really are not all that big and really peaceful