So the trouble I am having is.
I am looking to setup a 100 gallon tropical freshwater curved front aquarium with minimal maintenance. I have prepared large pieces of driftwood inwhich I am going to attach christmas moss and Anubia and then place them on a fine quartz substrate. I'll have a bubble wall at the back and a 900lph filter built into the lid.
So here's the thing. I am looking for a peaceful tank. I am going to have a pleco for the bottom (my one big fish) he hopefully won't disturb the rooted anubia in the driftwood which will be placed central. I will be housing some cherry shrimp aswell. (we are getting a separate shrimp tank, so i'll take some babies) I am looking for a nice schooling fish that won't look too small but won't eat the plants or be nippy towards my pleco.
I like neon tetra but would need about 100 of them in my tank just for it to be worth it, would this be more strain on the filter than buying one big fish? I am interested in breeding fish also so this could help them breed?. I think they will be good with shrimp?.
I have looked into buying maybe 15 congo tetra as the show piece instead but I think they will eat the shrimp?.
Tiger barbs are nice but too nippy.
Basically, all I have right now is a definite decision on a gibbicep pleco. I don't want to buy an external filter, I am looking for a good balance for what I have where nothing will attempt to kill the other.
I however do not want platy's and/or guppies.
I prefer fish that have personality so if you know any that will swim middle to top of the tank and is peaceful then please let me know.
My first post on the forum. Looking forward to getting involved.