Originally Posted by jimsz
Currently have (all small sized)
6 Danio Zebra's (danio and glow fish)
3 Platies (2 red wag, 1 Mickey Mouse)
Wish list (added slowly no more than once a week or every 2 weeks or more - depending on how the water tests)
5 Skirt Tetra
8 Neon Tetra
2 Balloon Molly
5 Ghost Catfish
1 Algae Eater (Otocinclus?)
I see you reference the fish you have as "small sized". Fish grow up, though. The species you have will stay relatively small, but you should always plan your stock based on the adult size of the fish.
That said, most of your species will occupy the same level of the tank, that being the danios, platies, neons, mollys. The school of thought is to try to get fish at the 3 different levels, the top, mid and bottom.
The ghost cats would need a minimum of 10 in their school. You should also have live plants for them. They are very sensitive and might not be a good starter fish.
Otos need to be in groups, so I would not recommend a single one for your tank. If you're just looking for an algae eater, you could get a mystery snail.
Black skirt tetras get really large. If you drop them from your list, you may be able to get most of the other groups, but I don't think all. I would perhaps recommend this for your stock:
perhaps add 3 yoyo loaches
75: blood parrots, featherfin cat, emperor tetras, turquoise rainbowfish, BN plecos, japanese trapdoor; 46: WCMM, gold inca snails, ghost, bamboo & amano shrimp, kuhli loaches, rummynose & ember tetras, endlers, platies, flame gourami, guppies; 16: pygmy, peppered, loxozonus corys, otos, assassins, RCS ... ~ Research PRIOR to purchase.... ~