Oh, and to answer your questions, Lupin:
The emerald greens are indeed bronchis splendens
. I have five, they are such fantastic little guys! Right now they are all under 2" so I know I'll need to free up space in the 28 gallon to accommodate their growth. Right now I've just set up the 10 gallon and will be letting it cycle for the time being. When it's ready I'll be moving all of the Paradise Fish
over into it. None of the other 28 gallon inhabitants will be moving at this point in time.
I have a either a 55 or 75 gallon tank that will be arriving here eventually, that will become the final home for the yellow lab and the Red Zebra
. Hopefully I will be able to find some other suitable tankmates. I'd like to try an all male mbuna tank.
The Rosy Barb
school makes a great centerpiece for the 28 gallon, especially because the bowfront gives them so much swimming space. Once the Paradise Fish
are out of there, I'm going to be moving some of the higher level decor out of the tank to give them a bit more room to wander. The bottom of the tank is also pretty heavily decorated, I think I'll be moving the less cave like decor out of the big tank to give the greenies more feeding room, without taking away their hiding spaces.
So, the new question becomes, what to put into the Gilligan tank? The Paradise Fish
will take up most of the available bioload/tank space, so something small/low bioload, and something that swims at the bottom. Pygmy cories, perhaps?
~Ashkat (who is denial about the raging MTS case she's coming down with)