Well, I am slowly planning the setup of my freebie- what I think to be - 15 gallon square tank. So, here are some options I have come up with (all depends on availability at the LFSs)
2-3 Cherry Fire Shrimp (if unavailable, ghost shrimp)
1 Apple Snail
1 Dwarf Gourami
(more research coming)
Decoration and Plants
Now, the plants I am unsure about. This is most likely a moderate light system. And I need to do some tests on my water to make sure the pH will not drop too far for the shrimp. But, we'll see. I am still figuring out other options for fish. I LOVE rubbernose plecos, but I am pretty sure they need a bit more space than this 15 gallon tank. Being square, I left out tetras and other fast moving fish since there is not too much side to side space for zooming. The other option could be a harem of female bettas. I did that before, and loved my girls. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Oh, and my other idea would be to make this a habitat for brackish like the dwarf puffers or a high flow habitat for a mogurnda nesolepis. I did like the look of the puffers at he LFS
. Very cute, and something I have not done before. I just love planted tanks though.