Hmm. Indeed, I concur. I think it's an important consideration. I'm glad I found such a helpful place!
So, so far the criteria dictate the fish must be:
- suitable for a ten gallon tank
- hardy (enough for a beginner)
- top dwelling
- peaceful, non-aggressive
That should cut down on the number of candidates, no? What would be a good way to look this up and compare fish?
I would also like to mix the above fish an algae eating fish, a snail and a shrimp, if possible. I've been looking at the aquascapes, and I'm leaning towards emphasizing plant life more than I had previously considered.