Originally Posted by Lillianfish
Are there any other types of fish I could keep in there that'll live a lot longer? I was looking at the gourami types you mentioned, but I don't like there shape really as much as the ones that grow big, so they're a no. I like fish that live longer, I wouldn't want a fish that only lives two three years (except bettas). So..any other types?
A lot of the fish that suit the conditions we have been discussing are short-lived. Smaller fish tend to have shorter lifespans.
After I last posted, I checked the Wet Spot's website out of interest; I have never seen so many species listed for a store.
There are half a dozen (or maybe more) killies which I would never see around here, and the list of characins is remarkable. You might want to browse around the store for some ideas. Just be careful of impulse buying; write down the names [use the scientific names, I see they use them in their list] of what you like, and then go home to research them and build the community.