I'm lovin' those Cories, Cory(sorry - the name play just HAD to happen eventually
) I think they can go on the list of potential candidates, for sure - IF I can ever find them - and afford them. Saw a (closed) listing on Aquabid for $25 each. I'd prolly need at least 8, neh? Yikes!
Still, two whole 'extra' feet of BOTTOM dwelling space to fill. . . why
do I like the bottom dwellers so much?
Ahhhhh, good point about the Dwarf Rasas. . . and I know, shrimp are making me sad! I just LOVE them! Also fell head over heels for those lil' hovering loaches, they can go on the list, since you're right - they ARE a different family, lol. Perhaps with all of the extra space, the rams wouldn't mind them buzzing around.
Sylver, thanks for reminding me about the Celestial Pearls, LOVE
them - I think they'd LOOK pretty with the Pearls, too. . . but they're really
bitty and notoriously shy. Even if the Pearls didn't eat them, they might be nervous with them in the tank *sigh* Bummer about that. . . really like those guys.
As for common plecs - they're WAY
out, lol! Aside from their eventual size, they EAT PLANTS, neh? Plus I'm pretty sure they like a strong flow in the tank - you should check out Termato's gorgeous blue-eyed Plec, Frank. He's the size of your forearm and stunning!
Discus are gorgeous, but I consider them a specialist fish, plus I already have cichlids. . . so that'd probably be a bad idea, Tetra I already have, too. . . Odessa Barbs are pretty, but. . . I think too nippy for my happy community. Hrmmmm...
additional stocking is NOT going to be easy. . . luckily, I've got nothing but time at this point. Time. . . AND a 125 gallon tank! (EEEP!)