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No issues, my only suggestion is you need some middle fish or this is going to look like an empty tank with plants. Corys move around, but they are bottom primarily. Otos move around, but you really don't see them, i have five in one tank and have to hunt for them. S. nigriventris move around, but 3-4 isn't much activity mid-tank. And with either the hatchets or Pantodon, they are surface.

Mid-water fish I'm afraid takes you into characins (if not tetra, maybe pencilfish--there are some that swim at an angle, or some very colourful like the Coral Red), or rasbora.
Rummy Nose Tetras are nice. I read that they like the lower 1/3 of the tank though.
Neon/Cardnial Tetras are ok too, but I was hoping for something more unique.
Pencil Fish could work.

Celestial Pear Danios are nice too, but I don't know if they would nip at the Pantodon.
I like lots of gouramis, with pearls being my favorite.
I also like Glass Cats at lot, but I think they like a current in the water.



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No issues, my only suggestion is you need some middle fish or this is going to look like an empty tank with plants. Corys move around, but they are bottom primarily. Otos move around, but you really don't see them, i have five in one tank and have to hunt for them. S. nigriventris move around, but 3-4 isn't much activity mid-tank. And with either the hatchets or Pantodon, they are surface.

Mid-water fish I'm afraid takes you into characins (if not tetra, maybe pencilfish--there are some that swim at an angle, or some very colourful like the Coral Red), or rasbora.
Rummy Nose Tetras are nice. I read that they like the lower 1/3 of the tank though.
Neon/Cardnial Tetras are ok too, but I was hoping for something more unique.
Pencil Fish could work.

Celestial Pear Danios are nice too, but I don't know if they would nip at the Pantodon.
I like lots of gouramis, with pearls being my favorite.
I also like Glass Cats a lot, but I think they like a current in the water.



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Rummy Nose Tetras are nice. I read that they like the lower 1/3 of the tank though.
Neon/Cardnial Tetras are ok too, but I was hoping for something more unique.
Pencil Fish could work.

Celestial Pear Danios are nice too, but I don't know if they would nip at the Pantodon.
I like lots of gouramis, with pearls being my favorite.
I also like Glass Cats at lot, but I think they like a current in the water.
Yes, cardinals and rummys are lower half. Celestials are not advisable, this species is best alone as it mentions in the profile. Gourami, a trio of Honey (1 male, 2 female). At 5 inches, Pearl G needs more space.

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Yes, cardinals and rummys are lower half. Celestials are not advisable, this species is best alone as it mentions in the profile. Gourami, a trio of Honey (1 male, 2 female). At 5 inches, Pearl G needs more space.
What about Glass Cats? Would they work?


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What about Glass Cats? Would they work?
I would want them in a larger tank. If you read the profile, it says they need a central swimming area with a gentle current, but they also need very quiet water to just "sit." This is achievable in 3-foot and larger tanks with the right filter, but in a small tank not so easy.

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I would want them in a larger tank. If you read the profile, it says they need a central swimming area with a gentle current, but they also need very quiet water to just "sit." This is achievable in 3-foot and larger tanks with the right filter, but in a small tank not so easy.
Oh sorry. I did read it, but I guess I skimmed some areas.


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