Hey all, was toying with the idea of making a change in stocking. Currently, I have 5x Black Widow Tetra and 4x Serpae Tetra. I know these should be kept in larger groups, so that's definitely a possibility to add more. I also have 3x emerald cory and 1 clown pleco. It is medium-planted (working on that though) with driftwood.
I've noticed (as Byron has warned haha) that my serpae are fairly aggressive. I sometimes see one harassing my cories. I'd kind of like a community setup, but with activity--I don't want to sit there and watch a larger fish just sitting there staring right back at me lol. In a perfect world, I would have gotten a 56g long, but space in the apt says otherwise.
I love the fish profiles and have tried to look over them, but it's gets a bit daunting. Some ideas I was thinking:
(Filter is Fluval 305 for up to 70g I believe)
increase Black Widow and Serpae number to 7-9 each (14-18 total) while keeping the bottom. Total fish in tank: 18-22
Removing all tetras to change to 18-20 tiger barbs. I say this because I know the tigers are more aggressive, so it'd be essentially a "tiger tank" lol. I'd keep the bottoms. Total fish in tank: 22-24.
I would appreciate any suggestions for a total setup of my tank: bottom (I like my current bottom, but am open to suggestions); mid-level (this is where I'm most looking for change); top-level.
I'll do the work of reading on the profiles to determine if I'd like them, but I'm just interested in choices to include for a "community" setup (or, in the case of the tigers, if it needs to be specific).