Hasemania Nana + Solitary Larger Tankmate? Question

  1. L

    LauriGStrengell New Member Member

    Hello all,

    Any suggestions for a solitary (or two) tank mate to live together with a school of silvertip tetras.

    The tank is a 900mm x 450mm x 450mm 180 litre heavily planted tank.
    That is approx 35" x 17" x 17" / 47g
    Sort of an aquascape(ish) setup. Currently 12 silvertips, will soon increase to 20 or 30max.

    I was hoping to find one big boy to keep the silver tips well bunched up and sort of create a landscape of a solitary Sheppard hearding his flock. Without eating them, of course...

    I have been looking at apistogramma but they're not much in size. I know that any aquascaper will probably tell me to stop such nonsense ideas and stick to a single species...

    Is there anything that might work? I am after the visual impact from the active dancing of the sivertips and a more gently moving larger fish.

    What do you think?
  2. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Consider gourami, like a snakeskin or moonlight? Betta even?

    The problem is that after a while the tetras will being to see that the solitary fish is not a threat, and not tightly school as they once did.