Well after fighting with fragile neon tetras for around two weeks I am ready to try something different. My original plan was to have neons, cory's, rams, and swordtails but after loosing neons one after another I have decided that my water has to high of a PH for this list to work. My water parameters are 0-Ammonia, 0-nitrites, 20-40 nitrates(best I can do with api color chart) and a PH of 8.0-8.2. I know nitrates are a little high but it seems to match my LFS
bag water pretty closely so I have not been in a rush to lower it but I plan to get it close to 10 before buying more fish. So my new plan is this since I already have 3 swordtails in the tank that seem to be thriving is to add 5 Boesemani Rainbows, and a single Blue gourami. I have have researched the compatibility and I can't find any problems and also aqadvisor did not have any complaints. So I would like to get some feedback before I proceed. Tank dimensions are 36in x 12in x 24in, 45gallons if that helps.