My husband decided to come to our lfs with me on my last visit. Despite constantly stating 'the entire tank is up to you' he has now taken more of an interest. So here I am to ask about adding the fish he fell in love with into the mix.No, that guide is sometimes helpful, but here of no benefit. But I just looked into this again as something caught my attention.
The dimensions entered into the calculator here (TFF) comes up with 285 liters or 75 US gallons. The latter number surprised me, as this is a 5-foot (150 cm) length tank. We use metric in Canada and have since the late 1970's, but I went to school/high school before then, and have never forgotten imperial measure which I still understand better. I've no idea how warm 19C is, but I know immediately what the equivalent 66F will feel like!
So, my apology, but I want to revise my suggestion here. Start with 100 of each. See how you like them; in the back of my mind I still think you will be thinking of additional species before long, and you can always add them or increase these two. I am assuming plants, and good floating plants--or you will not see much of either species.
Think it will make a more interesting tank.
The first one is the Normans lampeye.
The second is the khuli loach - the 'banded' ones.
Decided to not go with shrimp as worried about moulting issues in my water.
If one or both species are suitable how would I adjust my initial stocking post cycle ?
Thank you all yet again for the advice that always comes without judgement.