I was just wondering if anyone could give me some ideas on the stocking level of my 5ft. I am happy with it for the most part, knowing that the fish I currently have are going to grow quite large however, at times, the tank looks empty as the fish hide a lot.
I have in the tank at the moment:
x2 Clown Loaches (8cm)
x2 Angel Fish (10cm)
x3 Gouramis (9cm)
x3 Silver Dollars (10cm)
x1 Ghost Knife Fish (8cm)
x2 Peppered Corydoras (3cm)
x1 Long Finned Bristlesnose (8cm)
x1 Whiptail (20cm, including whip)
x5 Mystery Snails
x4 Kuli Loahes
Now, as I stated earlier, these fish are in a 5ft aquarium, with an Eheim Classic 600 filter, 200W heater whih easily keeps the water temp between 25 and 27 degrees (we are in QLD Australia so temps are getting quite high as we are in spring heading for summer).
We have 2 beautiful Anubias on driftwood that we attached ourselves, x2 Java Ferns (1 is tiny, the other is medium), x1 medium Crypt, x2 lilyeopsis (sp? the grassy looking plant) and another tall, bushy looking plant (can't remember its name).
So, the question, would I be able to add any mid area, active swimmers in the tank without bio overload and stunting the growth of my current fish? I just feel like I would like some smallish fish to display activity and show that there are in fact fish in the tank.
Any advice would be much appreciated, thanks.
There are plenty of hiding places within the tank, live plants and