Originally Posted by Adi_Indian
Thanks Tony. If I may solicit some more advice from you, a couple of questions:
1. What do you recommend for bottom, middle and top inhabitants? I would definitely like some tetras (or rasaboras) for schooling fish, and cory cats as bottom dwellers.
2. Which grass do you recommend for the foreground - something that grows relatively fast and needs minimal care.
If you like cichlids, I would recommend a pair of either rams (Bolivian or German) or keyhole cichlids. Both are fun, peaceful, and pretty. I would recommend a dwarf gourami for the top and a school of any random small for the middle: pristella, serpae, bleeding heart, neon, cardinal, lemon, ember, emperor, rummy nose, and cochi blue to name a few.
Also, you could do a small school of corys onthe bottom and either a bristlenose pleco, clown pleco, or trio of otocinclus cats.
Personally, I like to add in a nerite or apple snail also. All the fish I mentioned are safe with live plants.