My husband and I have a 75G freshwater tank, has been filtered for over 2 weeks and the water was ready, so we got a few fish to start with. *DISCLAIMER* I KNOW that some of these fish will get big and eventually moved to a different tank when they are bigger - my daughter in a few months will have a tank of her own - likely a 55 gallon if not her own 75 gallon.
The filter is a canaster that is for up to 100G or so (I know it's more than enough for the tank), there is 1.5" of tank gravel, some rocks with hide holes, and a forest of fake plants covering the sides and back and short ones in the middle. LOTS of hiding places!
We got a 4" oscar, two blue and one gold gouramis, and four angel fish (two marbled, two silver? gold sheen and dim to black bars dependant on their moods). We're getting a general pleco and a bunch off snails to help keep things clean in the next few days, and we do want a few other things.
What other TYPES of fish would do alright in the tank, as long as there are enough hiding places and plenty of food? Tony wants one or two more oscars and some cichalids, and I'd like to make sure we have a few fish that generally "stay" at each level of the tank - some bottom fish, some middle fish, and some top fish. My thought, generally, is that if the fish don't find themselves a niche in the tank, the oscars will eat them and oh well... Generally, at least. ;)
So far everyone is eating well - the oscar is still nervous around us, but he's exploring a lot and the angels hide from him as needed.
Another thing, is when my daughter gets HER tank, what fish would do well is the angels as they get bigger? I know she wants mollies and danios so far, as well as similar "cute' fish
. Just wondering what we may need to steer her towards.
Thanks for your help!