Hello All. Not sure if many of you remember me at all. I'm a returning member who has spent quite a bit of time away from the forums. Not new to tanks at all, but i just set up a new 55 gallon tank in the hallway leading from my living room to my den. Since it is going to be in a fairly high traffic area of the house i was just curious if you guys had any ideas of fish that would look really cool in that area. I have a few ideas in mind, but figured i would hear some other ideas before i decide.
Idea #1 - Southeast Asian. Barbs galore. Tigers, albino tiger, green tiger, black ruby, checkerboard, snakeskin, hexazona, etc. SAEs, maybe a few loaches, a few danios, etc. Nice planted tank of course. Lots of smaller active fish against a lush greenery.
Idea #2 - Amazonian. Mixed Angelfish varieties. 2 or 3 shoals of different tetras (Rummynose, lemon, penguin, blue, pristella), hatchets, otocinclus, farlowella, corys of some kind, rams, etc. Nice planted tank again. A few larger friendly fish that draw you to the tank and greet you at the glass with other smaller fish to fill in the gaps against lush greenery.
Those are the main two ideas i'm sorting through right now, definitely open to other ideas.