Plan to get new tank
I plan to upgrade one of my 30g tanks to a bigger tank. I'd be looking at something between 50-70g the closer to 70g the better but I can't afford a new one so it's just whatever is available second hand really.
I plan to get rid of the 30g completely and split the rest of my fish like this:
35g: 4-6 cories, 2 synos and BCT
50-70g: 8-10 cories and 2 plecs
I also have a beatta but he would just go wherever he would be best suited once I know what I'm putting in the rest.
I am looking for something to fill the mid-top levels of the tanks as everything so far is bottom-dwelling although I may put a few more cories in each of the tanks as I love them - they're my favourite fish. The cories so far have got on well with the synos so I'm not concerned about that. I quite like iger barbs as well but worry aboutt he size of tank as they are active and grow quite large.
I quite fancy some schooling fish and am keen on rummynose and cardinal tetras but worry about their hardiness. I also considered zebra danios.
I also quite fancy giving bolivian rams a go. I had problems with GBRs before but reckon this was because of territory issues with the synos so they could go in the bigger tank without problems (I think).
I want mainly small schooling fish but would also like one or 2 slightly larger fish to occupy the mid- and I'm really not sure which type of fish I would like here so open to all suggestions.
I also quite fancy some guppies. Probably all females as I don't want fry and I prefer the females to the males. I could handle a few batches of fry so if they had already been mated that would be fine - just not constant suppies of fry. I might try a few platties but would have only females in this case.
So basically I don't see any issues with these fish but would still like suggestions for other fish as I'm not decided yet and would like a community tank with a variety of fish (especially the bigger tank), and also not yet decided on who will go where so looking for some suggestions, and any advice on the fish I have mentioned as I haven't kept any of them before. I've also never kept much of a comminuty tank bbefore for any length of time.
Re: Plan to get new tank
Rummies can be difficult to transport. I would advise buying a lot more than intended in case you expect losses as you go into the acclimatization stage. They are, however, long-lived and hardy once they become acclimated to your tank.
For upper level, I like Common Hatchetfish. Though, you will need to provide some plant cover for them to make them happier. Apono Ulvaceus are FAST growers and mine love hanging out in them. :)
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