07-13-2012, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Drift
The twig catfish are very neat! I've never seen them before.
I plan on adding 3 more glowlights. They're so happy in there I couldn't have the heart to relocate them. I just didn't want to add 9 fish in all at once.
Do you have any suggestions of something smaller, but different looking? I would appreciate it as those were what I narrowed down to. lol.
With soft water and a 20g long, you have so m any possible fish species I don't know where to begin. But thinking more of something out of the ordinary to start with, there are pencilfishes (all species are in the genus Nannostomus, under the characins--avoid N. beckfordi as it is too rambunctious, but some of the others zare interesting, swimming at a angle for instance) and hatchetfishes (stay with the species in Carnegiella, they are smaller--the Marble Hatchetfish is the most colourful). These all reamin in the upper half of the tank to contrast with the glowlights and corys that are lower, and the hatchetfish are surface. You could have a group of a suitable species from the pencils and a group of say 8 or 9 Marbles, both.
To get some bright blue, look at the Paracheirodon species (characins again), the Neon, Cardinal and Green Neon. A group of 7 or so of whichever. You could still have the hatchets with these.
Then there are the rasbora, Trigonstigma hengeli is my favourite of the three similar species. One of the small Boraras species perhaps. The pygmy sparkling gourami, though not with hatchets which they will nip.