Column 56 tank (24Hx18Dx30L)
Aqueon 55/75 filter
Fluvall 300w Heater
Plenty of hiding places
Temp 78 degrees
2 Silver Dollars (4" & 5")
1 Rainbow Shark (4")
1 Half Black Angelfish (3" starting to sprout trailing fins)
1 Gold Gourami (4")
5 Neon Tetras (1")
2 Peppered Cory's (1" & 1.5")
1 Fantail Guppy (1")
1 White Tip Tetra (1")
5 Blue Mickey Mouse (3 1.5" adults, 2 .25" babies)
Going to be rehoming the Silver Dollars now as I know they are not suitable for this tank. In their place I'm looking for some advice on a replacement. Rainbow Shark (Brutus) is exactly that and starting to pick on the smaller Silver with some spirited chases. Someone has been nipping at his rear fin as well. As expected Brutus controls the bottom of the tank and chases (but no nipping) the Platys away too. Leaves the Angel and Tetras alone.
Only hunter in the tank is the Angel actively looking for the Platy fry but they are too quick for him right now. He'll probably sneak up on them at some point. Everyone else ignores them and they swim openly.
Thinking I want to either:
- add another Angel (veil) but heard they can be aggressive toward their own. Any pointers?
- add another Gourami - also heard they can be aggressive toward their own. Pointers?
- add another semi-aggressive fish - wouldn't mind something that would push back a little at the shark every once in a while (Gourami will not stand up to him at all). I know this puts the Neons at risk but they seem to hold their own as a group. Any suggestions?
Thinking i'm looking for a large juvenile (4" minimum) or smaller adult so it doesn't get picked on.
Open to ideas, please share