A decade ago, I had a gorgeous school of Denison barbs and 3 plecos for years until a heatwave and loss of electricity devastated the tank and I closed it down in mourning.
I have a 90g freshwater that I rebooted last year after taking a few yrs fishkeeping hiatus.
I cleaned the tank lids and lighting fixtures and entire top perimeter today.
I have a simple setup atm of 7 black skirt tetras (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) and an oto. I have tried keeping a school of otos in the past but am never successful. They all end up dying sans for one so I now just buy one every few yrs (when the one I have eventually dies of old age). They do an amazing job of keeping my tanks free from brown algae that seems to always affect my tanks no matter what I do.
I am fairly new to live plants and have a few live Amazon swords and real bogwood that i bought many years ago from ebay from an individual that was selling old wood from the swamps in Louisiana. They would water-pressure clean and keep the pieces submerged and ship them wet. The pieces selected were always water-contoured after a century or so of being in the swamps. I wish they were still in business. I regret not buying more than one
Soon I will add more fish. I was considering a school of Corydoras, but the ones I am searching for seem to be difficult to find (Corydoras nattereri
) so I will keep reading up on the various ones available.
thanks for reading