Hopefully, I will soon be getting a larger tank and will be able to redo my 16 gallon. It has a footprint of 14.5 inches by 14.5 inches, and is 18 inches high. It has filtration for 45 gallons (a Fluval U1 and a Fluval U2).
This dream will probably change/evolve before I get to it, but I've liked this idea for a while and just keep coming back to it. It's very different from anything I've done before. :)
- 10 Ember tetras
- 8 pygmy cories (can't decide between habrosus and pygmaeus)
- tangled driftwood to swim through and provide shelter, hopefully as tall as the tank itself
- sand substrate covered in IAL, which will hopefully make the water nice and dark
I really want to do a biotype as mostly, I just mix in any species that work well together, regardless of origin, and give them plants from all over the world. I know I will probably give in and add a betta to this tank, too.
Given my tank specs (and my water params of pH: 6.5-7, hardness: 2dKH (very soft), what would you recommend as a centrepiece fish? LittleBettaFish recommended a cockatoo cichlid: would be tank be ok for that? Would it eat my Embers?
What plants, if any, should I add?
Any input welcome. :)