I honestly never thought I would be so lost on stocking but at this point I have looked into so many fish that I am getting burnt out.
I originally wanted to do lots of different small fish as a large community but to be honest I am having a hard time finding suitable fish for my water parameters.
I have hard water(like 15.5 dGH) at a ph around 7.8.
I am guessing that African cichlids might be a bit of a better choice considering the water parameters. However I never considered cichlids of any kind, so what are some recommendations for a diverse 55g tank?
Will they play nice with my Corydoras, or will they pick on them?
OR any other suggestions would be fine, a new perspective would be nice at this point. The tank is 55gallons, the filter is an Eheim 2226 canister, the tank will be heavily planted.
Also I will have a 10 gallon tank, with either 3 platys or if I am able to move them to the big tank nothing at all. I was thinking maybe a single male betta and some plants. I have heard bettas can get along with platys, is there any ground to that?