My 45 gal stocking list is as follows, 9 guppies, and fry [about 30? am removing more every day to fry tank] will be 7 cherries[they are in QT], and hope to add 6 more to their group.
Im looking for ideas for a small group of fish for the upper regions of my tank. The barbs will be the bottom-ish fish, my gups go whereever they please, and so my tank is a little bare at the top. Im hoping for a group of 5-6 to start, though after they are settled, will most likely add more to their group.
I am currently growing out parrots feather in my qt, so i can have plants from the top to the bottom. I have low light, with a single 3 ft 6500k t8 bulb, so most plants at the substrate wont grow the way i like.
Im looking for a bit of color, maybe cardinals? or rummy nose? Id like a species that probably wont eat the fry. Though, its not necessary! I have alot of floating plants,[alot more than the picture shows] so fry can take refuge there. If not, i guess i dont have fry!
My tank is currently at 78 degrees, at 1-2dGH, 6.4 ph.
Yes, i know cherry barbs may nip at fins, but none of my gups are long finned [i think they look wierd], and ive gotten advice that the bigger the group the less they nip, and my gups are pretty active, so i dont think there will be a problem. And if there is a problem, my lfs will always trade me for a different kind of fish.