Putting together my new tank, it's 7 gallons but called "bookshelf" so it's long and skinny. This makes for alot of floor room which is great for the stock I've put in there so far:
1 Kuhli Loach
1 Golden Mystery Snail
1 Upsidedown Catfish
1 Bamboo Shrimp
They are doing really well, but they are all basically bottom dwellers. I'd like to put something that would be in the upper portion of the tank, any ideas of fish that won't get too large, are colorful and would not bother the residence? I suspect I may have to move the catfish and/or loach when they get older but for now there's plenty of space for all of them and they barely seem to notice each other.
I'm mostly looking for an interesting but compatible tankmate; this tank has been dubbed "The Freakshow" for a good reason. lol
Also, has anyone had any problems with the gold mystery snail trying to get out of the tank? Ours crawls to the top on a regular basis but he never goes above the water line. It has a hood but there's still plenty of spaces he could get out if he wanted. We have two cats so if he were to make it out of the water, it would be over for him.
Also, do live plants effect the "living" capability of a tank more than silk plants?