29 gallon tank stocking suggestions?
When I was younger, my family had a (horribly stocked, I realize now) 29 gallon fish tank. I'm thinking of dragging the tank out of the basement and setting it up. We still have the heater and the air pump. It needs a new filter, new substrate, and new decorations, though... But I figured I'd come up with a stocking plan before getting substrate and stuff so I can get decorations that best suit the needs of the fish.
Do you guys have any suggestions for fish? I'd like fish that I can interact with a bit. At first, I was thinking of a sorority of 8 or so female bettas with some pygmy cory cats and possibly a school of something else for the middle of the tank. But I've had such awful luck with my male bettas I don't know if I can manage a sorority.
Anyway, as of right now there are no fish that are "must haves" for me, so I'm open to just about any suggestions. But, as I mentioned before, I'd really like it if I had a fish that was pretty personable and interactive. Possibly a fish I could train, similar to the way people train bettas to eat off their fingers and swim through hoops and stuff... I'd also like it if it was something kind of distinctive, not like neons or something that I'd never be able to tell apart.
I mean, I don't mind having some fish like that in the tank, too, but I guess I'd like a "center piece" fish.
I haven't actually bought anything yet, so I can do gravel or sand, heavily or lightly planted, strong or gentle filter, etc. depending on the stocking plan. I also haven't ruled out a sorority, but since my bettas all just seem to die no matter what I do, I think a sorority might be a bit over my head.