Originally Posted by NewFishFiend
We got the 75g planted. Fish suggestions to go with my 4 black neon tetras and 2 angelfish?
Back to the temperature question, with these fish you do not need it as warm as 79/80F. I mentioned the profiles in the previous post, and the temperature range for each species is included. Note that this is the range within which the fish will manage. The middle of the range is usually best on a permanent basis. The higher the temperature, the harder a fish has to work physically to "live" normally. They will be much healthier at lower rather than higher temperatures.
So for angelfish that are tank raised (which those you buy in most stores will be) a temp around 76-77F is OK. And most of the tetra will be better around this temp too; some even lower.
You asked about other fish; corys for the substrate would work (and they too prefer it cooler). The Black Neon Tetra
is a shoaling fish, so more here too. Linear tetra can sometimes become food for angelfish when mature, but as you have the 4 now you should get more, I would say for a total around 9+. This will also help to avoid fin nipping which can occur with any tetra in the presence of angels if the tetra are in too small a group.
Other suitable fish are the rounder tetra like the Rosy Tetra
, Roberts Tetra
, Bleeding Heart Tetra
. These three will add some colour. Lemon Tetra
and Flame Tetra
are two more. With any of these, a decent sized group of 8 or more.