35 gallon shopping for centerpiece
I have a planted (i think heavily but others may not think so) 35 gallon (140 litres) aquarium.
It has in it
8 neon tetras, (i plan on getting another 7 or 8)
2 adult guppies
2 albino bristlenoses
and about 10 red cherry shrimp.
The filtering system is an eheim ecco pro type 2034.
i do a water change every week or two, however the nitrates never rise above 10ppm. in fact i went on holiday for a month with someone feeding twice a week, no water changes and the nitrates was still below 10.
I feel that the aquarium is missing a centerpiece and was wondering which one to go for. I have thought about dwarf gouramis and bolivian butterflies.
does anyone have any other suggestions?
I love the Bolivian butterfly idea
In my experience with mine, I don't think the Dwarf Gourami would be happy with that set up. They like a big space to themselves, mine constantly chases other fish around. But he is the "Big" boss of the tank
If you can get a pair of the Rams they are awesome fish. Just watch your water params since they are more fragile than most fish about needing good water
55g: DG, 5 GBR, 4 Oto, 6 Sterbai, 4 Platies, RCS
10g: RCS, 10 Boraras Brigittae; 10g: UNDER CONSTRUCTION; 10g: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
MY 55G SET UP
, MY DUAL 10g SHRIMP BUILD
55: Amazon Sword, C. Red Wendtii, J Fern, Wisteria, Hygrophila Angustifolia, Moneywort, A. Nana, Subwassertang, Microswords, Sag Chilensis, Gold Lloydiella, Phoenix Moss
10: Crystal Vals, Dwarf Sag, A. Coffeefolia, Phoenix Moss
Either a dwarf gourami or pair of bolivians would work well in your set up. A pair of kribs or pair of apistos would be other options.
Originally Posted by i_am_511
Any of the above mentioned combos would be excellent. My vote is for a Dwarf Gourami or pair of Apistos.
Tank 1: 20gal Long Planted Freshwater - 1 Crowntail Betta + 8 Oto Cats + 1 Horned Nerite Snail + 2 Orange Rabbit Snail + 5 Amano Shrimp
Tank 2: 75gal Planted Freshwater - 6 Serpaes + 1 Black Phantom + 3 Golden Wonder Killies + 1 Opaline Gourami + 2 Striped Raphael Cat + 4 SAEs + 5 Assassin Snails
Tank 3: 10gal Planted Brackish Water - 4 Nerite Snails
Tank 4: 10gal Planted Freshwater - 5 Rabbit Snails + RCS
My 75 Gal Journal
My Snail Breeding Journal
With the 35 gal you could get a Pearl Gourami they only get 4" and are peaceful.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit. -Vince Lombardi
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” ― John Wooden
SHE......Lest We Forget
I like the gourami idea; IME they have such big personalities that they make wonderful centerpieces. A dwarf, some honeys, or a pearl would look great in your setup.
I'm a fan of the pearl gourami idea, they are beautiful though I have read that they are shy.