I was a regular browser of these forums back when I was new to the hobby, but haven't been here since my tanks became fully stocked and stable. For Christmas I got a new standard shaped 55 Gal tank as an upgrade for my 29 Gal long, and now I'm looking for stocking advice.
This is going to be a planted tank (Flourite substrate, 2x 55W lights from AH Supply, DIY CO2) pretty much the same as the tank it is replacing.
Since this is a replacement tank (Not an additional tank. By sheer willpower I will break down the old tank and sell it once the new one is up and running) some of the fish are pre-determined.
I have a Synodontis Eupterus, a pair of Bosemani Rainbows, a pair of Green Swordtails, a Pearl Gourami
and 6 Oto's which will make the (much needed) move from the 29 Gal. My Leopard Sailfin Pleco
(L083/L165) will also be joining the ranks from another tank.
I'm looking for something decent sized and showy with a bit of personality to it to round out the tank. I was thinking maybe a knifefish of some sort, but I feel like it would be too timid and low-level swimming, and I've already got some big mean catfish at the bottom. I saw a few varieties of Geophagus at my LFS, I was thinking maybe a trio of those would be cool. But I'm not sure if their needs are compatible with my tank.
Anyone have any fish suggestions or advice on the ones I mentioned?