Hey, I haven't stopped by the forum for a while because I've been busy and my aquarium has been pretty quiet as far as any dramatic events are concerned. My tank crashed about six months ago and i was never able to determine an issue (I'd added plants and driftwood so something must've happened there.. not sure what). I lost quite a few of my fish at the time, but aince then everyone remaining has been doing very well. I finally felt confident in adding some new fish and plants.
First, what I started out with was some floating pennywort, a few anubias nana, and a grass plant.. I don't recall the name.. I had five rummynose tetras, five harlequin rasboras, and three false julii cories.
At this point, I removed the unknown grass plant and replaced it with some vals (Italian), I ordered some Java moss and plan on attaching it to some rocks for a foreground plant.
I first added some ghost shrimp since they're cheap and fairly sensitive so I figured they would be a good indication of any issues with the water. The fish store gave me 15, two died, but the rest have been fine since then. Quite a few are even cherried. I think added two more rasboras since they're supposed to be fairly hardy and they have been fine. A week later (this weekend) I brought home two more cories. So, at this point I've got 5 false juliis, 7 harlys, and 7 rummies. I know that I at least need to add more rummies, I want to have at least 11 rummies.
I was curious if I should stop there, or add more.. I'm sortof debating on adding something like a sparkling gourami. I previously had Blue Rams in the tank but they didn't survive the crash and I did like having a larger fish in there too, but I'd like something that can thrive at lower temps. Other than adding about 6 rummies I'm not sure where I can go from here. Any suggestions?