My tank is finally cycled and I'm ready to add fish. I am surprised at how hard it is to choose!
It is 29 gallons, my water is very hard and pH 8.2. It's planted and one of the plants must have brought in pond snails because I keep taking them out but more appear. Algae is starting to grow, too. There are 5 danios that helped to cycle the tank.
I don't particularly like pretty fish. I like interesting fish, either weird looking or with with interesting behavior. I was thinking of shell dwellers, but the LFS
told me that they would probably dig up the plants.
had some suggestions for cool fish including gobies, hillstream loaches and South American Puffers, but they said I would have to change the pH in the tank. I'm not sure I want to do that - it sounds like a lot of work with potential problems.
Any ideas? Should I go with small cichlids, which I've heard have interesting behavior? I will also want something that eats algae, so what could they live with?
Thanks in advance.