70L centrepiece fish ideas

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TTboy79

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Hi All,

I’m new to this forum but not to this wonderful hobby, I used to keep and breed Malawi cichlids in a bigger tank in Italy.

I was missing planted aquariums so I set up this mini forest. I love the amber colour from tannins, and I think that neon fish would be perfect for this!
I’ve just added 4 corys, and I’m waiting for the system to further mature for the neon (10-15 ? How do you think?)

id like to get some suggestions for a 3rd species, a centrepiece fish since I’m not sure about Betta or dwarf cichlids or gourami?

I’m not keen on guppies (I had and bred loads in the past) and platy.

happy new year!
 

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I would not suggest a betta in with tetras - tetras have teeth and even the most placid fish often cannot help itself when faced with those long fins. A pair/trio of honey gouramis should be OK as those 'feelers' don't have quite the same temptation as long flowing fins.*

A pair of dwarf cichlids could be an option - but if they spawn the cories would get picked on because cories have no concept of territory and would not learn to stay away from the eggs.


*Edit to add - avoid dwarf gouramis as they come with health issues; many fish bred in the far east are infected with incurable diseases by the time they reach the shop.
 

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