Hey there! Long time, no post. This thread is littered with questions. Any answers, suggestions, or comments are greatly appreciated.
Soon, I will be starting up a 20 gallon long
aquarium. I intend for this to be a soft-water, acidic planted
tank suited for certain nano fish
. I'm hoping to filter with an AquaClear 30.
-- First question: Is this appropriate filtration for the types of fish I'm looking at (see below)? Would I be better suited to a smaller AquaClear or 2x weaker filters?
For fish, I have a ton of options of fish I've been dying to try. On many of these species, very little information is available. Please share personal experiences or what you've heard. I'm especially interested in the following: scarlet badis, sparkling gouramis, celestial pearl danios, (sparkle-eye or any) white cloud minnows, pygmy corys, (rocket) killifish
For a feature fish, I'd like either the sparkling gourami or scarlet badis.
-- Could I have both? Which of these species is bolder, less likely to hide?
For a schooler, I'm interested in either some variety of white cloud or celestial pearl danios. I'd prefer the latter.
-- I've heard the danios can be nippy with each other. Thoughts? Would either species work with my choice of feature fish?
I'm thinking some pygmy cories might also work. (EDIT: Ooo, I forgot shrimp. Maybe cherry shrimp instead of pygmy cories.)
I'm looking for good color and interesting activity. Any additional fish suggestions? How would you stock this nano tank (which species, how many)?