Originally Posted by philipraposo198
So i have done a bunch of research already and plan to do a whole lot more before I jump in and start buying stuff (want to be really prepared).
I am planning to do fishless cycle to get started and will be a full planted tank. I have an idea of what kind of canister filter i want and what heaters i will use already too.
I have alot of questions about the type of fish I can have and what will get along well with other. I also want fish that will not harm my plants. Is it possible to have some inverts as well? if so which ones can i use?
I have seen some fish that I do find aesthetically pleasing, but no idea if they are good for my ideal tank.
Also don't know if I should go with a couple schools or fish or just a few larger showcase type fish? I really like cichlids and for school type fish I enjoy rainbows. what can you guys suggest?
There are a couple cichlids that will go in a community. Rams, for example.
I like variety so in a 65 I have an angel, two different male livebearers, a school of black neons, a dwarf gourami, corydoras, khuli loaches, a bristlenose pleco, two rams, and a group of threadfin rainbows (a male and three females). For inverts, two nerites and a gold mystery snail. Everyone gets along so far and its a busy (but happy) group. I just picked things I liked and double checked compatability before buying. As always, fish are individuals so you could get a brute but my most aggressive fish is the molly. Go figure.