I have kept a 30 gallon community aquarium for 2 years now, consisting of pearl gouramis, cardinals, panda cories, a BN plec and some ghost shrimp. I had an unfortunate incident with my heater/electrics, and only my BN plec and my shrimp survived. I am totally gutted but my tank has been sitting almost empty for nearly a month now and I am looking for a new little project.
As much as I loved my community, I am looking to stock my tank with something a little more unusual. I initially looked at green spotted puffers as I am drawn to a fish with a lot of character, but I don't really want to go brackish as it would mean getting rid of Moose (my BN plec) and I don't want to!
My question to you guys is, is there a FW fish/invertebrate that I could comfortably keep in a 30g with my BN plec that has a similar personality to puffers? I don't mind having a low stock e.g just one or two larger fish at this point, as long as they have big personalities! I am not too interested in dwarf puffers as, although they are wonderful, I already have a 6.5g tank with one!
My other idea was to do a single species tank or maybe dwarf cichlids? Do any ideas spring to mind?
I am looking for any unusual ideas really! Lets get creative!