12-16-2006, 08:01 PM
| || | Hi and welcome aboard.
Did you mean those fish you are asking like the neons will be for the 28 gallons?:) If so, of course, you can have other fish.
Danios are good options to occupy the surface. They are also quite hardy and are nout fuzzy with various water conditions.
Aside from a shoal of neons(6 or more is recommended in number), you can try diamond tetras, lemon tetras, harlequin rasboras and hengeli rasboras. I wouldn't buy neons at the moment until your tank matures to 6 months as neons are not really very hardy. Lemon tetras will be a good start along with diamond tetras.:)
Bristlenose are good options. Get only one as they can be mildly territorial against each other. Otos are also good at consuming algae though I wouldn't get them until your tank reaches 6months of maturity. Otos can be quite sensitive to water conditions.
No fish can really eat detritus which I expect has been said by most people who are quite ignorant of what the fish really needs. I have heard of people here that common plecs eat poo but this is wrong. They need food as other fish do. Ghost shrimps and Malayan Trumpet Snails are good at eating detritus though I must warn you that MTS are a pain to remove but still, they are the best options as the way they dig into the bottom, it helps prevent the appearance of anaerobic spots which can release toxins thereby killing your fish.
What is your filter? You'll need heater to maintain the constant temperature as temperature changes often have dire consequences to the fish.
As for plants, javan ferns, javan moss and anubias are recommended. They require low light so they are good options.
What method of cycling will you use? If you use cycling with fish, danios will be the best choice you can have when cycling. As mentioned previously, they are quite hardy and will survive the cycling process unlike most other fish.