Ok. So I just found out, as a late birthday gift, I'm getting that ever elusive tank upgrade I've been itching for. I don't know the new tanks parameters yet, when I do I may have a WHOLE NEW set of questions for everyone.
Either way I know the first thing I will be getting is for poor Moyashi (Albino Cory Catfish); some schooling mates. My question for now is this: what other Cories will he school with? Am I doomed to have a ghost pack haunting my tank (and frightening Ryu - Half moon Betta), or can I mix in say a Brochis Cory and a Panda Cory?
Depending on the size and shape of the tank I may also add another fish or two... I was thinking of a pair of platies or a platie and a sword tail. Would these probably do well? Also, if they would, would a pair of males or a pair of females work better (males usually add more to the look of the tank, but I'm worried about any type of aggression)?
One last question. (I swear!) What plants would you suggest? Right now I have a fake plant because I've got a little 1.5 gallon. I really would like to do live plants if I can (as I can afford it). Until I can get the plant, I'll be sticking with some silk plants to get decent coverage (along with their current hide-y hole and maybe a new one).
I'm planning on a sand substrate if that is of any help in answering.