1. J

    Joeyfishguy Member Member

    Ok I have a 40g with mid light I think 39x2 t5 ho) basic plants swords and crypts I'm looking for help with the fish I'll be keeping I fed want a lil school or Otos (5) other then that I want 1-2 bigger fish and a school of like 10 or more any ideas?

  2. BluMan1914

    BluMan1914 Well Known Member Member

    Rummy Nose, Rasboras, Celebes Rainbows, Blind Alley Cave Fish, Celestial Pearl Danios, Tiger Barbs, Cardinal Tetras, Cherry Barbs, are some of my picks for schooling fish.

  3. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Sure, first ste or maybe last step, add the otos last. They dont do well in new tank, until algaeforms.
    so what do you mean by big?

    A ram might work pretty well witha school of tetras.

    alternately you could look at pearl gourami and keep some rasbora or khuli loaches with them

    No cave fish in planted tanks, imo.
    more importantly it eliminates any larger fish.
  4. OP

    Joeyfishguy Member Member

    I was looking at the pearl it's very pretty! And I had a Bolivian ram in my old tank and my gram mother LOVED HIM! I might get another lol and I was just wondering should I get a power head? I have plants and I like when you seeing them moving or is a power head a bad idea
  5. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Not if you can control the flow rate.