I am cycling a 30 gallon tank (36 1/4 x 12 5/8 x 16 3/4) and want some stocking ideas. I was thinking of an angel fish for the centerpiece fish and need ideas of a schooling fish to add. I was also thinking of kuhli loaches for the bottom feeders with a clown pleco. Any suggestions?
I personally like smaller fish because I enjoy the schooling behaviors, but many people like larger fish because they're flashier and can have more personality. How close will you be to the tank? If it's in a small room or you'll sit close, you can get any size. If it's a big room or you'll be sitting farther away, you might want to lean towards bigger fish that will be more visible. If you have an idea of size, we can give you more suggestions!