So I have been bugging my wife for a 20 gallon high fish tank for Christmas and I think she is starting to give in. It is really not the ideal size, but it fits perfectly in a spot on my bar and I have been itching for a new tank. So I have been going over some potential setups in my head and I wanted to run one by you guys,
I have never really been into the Betta, but I saw a nice red one at the LFS and it sparked an idea. I am thinking the Betta, Rummy Nose Tetra and Red Cherry Shrimp. I have soft acidic tap water, which I think will meet the requirements of all of these inhabitants. What kind of numbers would I be looking at? I was thinking around 8 tetra, but I have no idea on the shrimp. Would I need to worry about the Betta eating the shrimp? Is there any other species that would go well that I am overlooking?
This tank would be planted. I am thinking water sprite, wisteria and some type of moss for the shrimp. Any other suggestions?
Also, if you think this setup will work, in what order would you stock the species? None of the fish seem to be good to put in a new tank. Seeing as this is a planted tank I would be stocking immediately.
Also, if you have any other potential stocking ideas let me know.