I just changed my 5.5 gallon over from sand substrate to soil and more planted...I haven't added livestock yet, I feel like something's not right yet. I don't know. It seems so crowded, but I guess it's not, right? It just seems that way because the plants take up a lot of the open swimming room he had before? And one of the swords I bought is already too tall, the leaves are out of the water. Is that ok, or should I move it to a larger tank?
Currently in there: 2 anubias, one melon sword, one rubin sword, anacharis, micro sword, Brazilian penny wort, water sprite, cabomba, java moss and a small moss ball. Did I overdo it? Plants were cheap, and I already had the anacharis and cabomba, it was growing like a weed so I propagated it from the other tank, and I still have a big pile I didn't plant/place yet. One stem of cabomba I pulled out was literally 4 feet long.