Last time i was looking i was checking out all the fish, they had 3 seperate tanks of RTBS. I guess as they get more they put them in a different tank so they all are about the same age. I noticed that some were already getting to be about an inch or so long, from reading i knew i didnt want those so i didnt really pay too much attention. They had another tank that was full of smaller ones. I mainly asked what i should look for because all of them were gray with a clear tail. I was thinking it was either because they were young or more probably the living conditions. I was kinda thinking that fish, like any other animal, when kept in less then ideal conditions would probably see some kind of behavioral change.
On another note, with that many people saying to stay away from the loaches i guess ill cross that one off my list. Everyone so far has said to go with a half dozen tiger barbs, som im thinking thats going to be my best bet.
Im hoping if i introduce everything first, then my RTBS last, i will have my best chance at everything coming together in harmony. Im more afraid of introducing too many fish in too long of a period then when it comes time to put the RTBS in, he gets bullied to death.
Other then all that. Im having a problem locating a LFS that has smaller breeds of plecs. They all seem to have the ones that grow to like a foot or more. From experience, any other ideas for fish i should look into?