I'm about to finally be investing in my 75 or 90 g tank. I have a few fish selected that i would like to be stocking in it, and want some advice and recommendations on what else I should get, just looking for lots of ideas I guess.
Right now I have a 20g (long) with 4 small african cichlids, a common plec, and 2 clown loaches...( I know, i need a bigger tank, and thats what im doing here :)) So I plan on taking the cichlids back to the fish store, so i can have a more community tank with all different fish, here is what I like so far:
3 - clown loach (love these guys, one more to add to my 2)
1 - common pleco that i already have
Current thoughts of what else (in order of interest), this part for more debate:
2 - pictus catfish (or other cool catfish, just like these so far)
1 - special pleco of some type (royal or emperor or another type i dont know about)
1 - Red Tail Shark
1 - Black ghost knife
maybe some schooling fish of some type
maybe a fressh water eel
maybe bala sharks
some other colorful fish that swim in front of the tank really, all but the top part is really up for debate.
Please, any recommendations welcome.
I will be using a small gravel substrate most likely, maybe sand if i can be talked into it, but i use this small gravel sand right now in my 20, from some sand products company, cheap too, which is why i like it, comes in 50 lb bags, and is dirty to start out, but once you flush it out a half dozen times, works great, and not too sharp, the cichlids love digging in it, and the loaches skimming over the top.
I will be putting rocks, driftwood, and maybe some rooted or floaing plants in, a teracotta pot or two, maybe a half one for a neat cave or soemthing, a clear tube if i get a black ghost knife, as they are really cool...
thanks for any and all discussions, help me pick my fish!!!