04-06-2010, 04:42 PM
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i have a set up very close to what you are planning:
i have a pair of Pelvicachromis taeniatus or Nigerian Red Dwarfs...they are very much like Pelvicachromis pulcher or Kribensis. i also have a school of 12 Brochis Splendens, which are very similar to your Emerald Corys....i also have a BN, all in a 46-gallon Bowfront. our tanks are very similar, except i just have a few platys instead of swordtails.
that said, i would avoid buying the Corys or other bottom dwellers if i were you. your BN will be fine...but your kribs will quite possibly bully the corys whenever they go near their territory. they like to be in charge of the tank's bottom.... they may seem fine together at first; it may happen when they are a little older or when they decide to pair up, but it will probably happen, and if they have a spawn, they will get really nasty and may terrorize them.
i think swordtails would work just fine...how about a dozen cardinal tetras? i eventually want to put about 18 of those in mine.
maybe since your tank is heavily planted the corys would be fine. my tank has fewer things blocking their line of sight. plus i have a dozen of them, not four. still, it is something to consider
Last edited by Bacchus; 04-06-2010 at 04:48 PM..