Interesting way of putting it. Fish first or environment first.
I think alot of people (like me) start out getting the aquarium, then look to stock it afterwards. Then with some experience, the focus shifts the other way. Pick the fish, then get the aquarium to house them.
Maybe the list should be organized into categories by tank size needed. Gives options for both tank first and fish first buyers.
As for me, I found a front runner. Sundadanio Axelrodi. Love the size (.8"), love the color (a beautiful iridescent green all over), and the environment (about as blackwater as it gets with sand, leaves, timy grasses, lots of branchy driftwood, and surface plants to filter the light). Love the challenge this one presents.
There is something that occurred to me, though, for a very acidic environment like this one. If nitrifying bacteria in the filter stop processing ammonia at PH 6 and below, how does the ammonia get processed into nitrites?
Last edited by rpadgett37; 04-07-2014 at 06:12 PM.