Oh I love the rummy's. I wasn't too sure at first cause they looked pretty blah in the stores I seen them, but sure enough I got to 1 store, all they had was 4, so I got all 4 and with some good homey Angel's diet and water, took them a week if not less to REALLY pop in coloration and perk up. If you look in my Aquarium log under New 45g - The 4th picture is the gang - I love them and now I gotta try find more to make a nice & large group.
I donno it would be tough to make a decision between Rummys, Cardinals and Emperor ...they're all pretty cute on their own.
Oh don't worry Hun, I started with one 10g from a divorce case many yrs ago from friends.....I'm not even gonna post how many set up's followed after that....My luck is, hubby loves fish, loves looking at them, loves picking them out at the store (well he's more of the 1 of this 1 of this....so he's not really allowed to buy) but he don't wanna get involved in the "complicated chemistry & cleaning" as he puts it.
He doesn't necessarily share the hobby, but enjoys it and tolerates it - And he has his lat. names for every one like "Sucky" (aka Plecos) and "Agents" (aka Shrimp)....you get the picture