Ideas for community planted tank. Suggestions please :)

Vinno

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So far:
Guppy's
Neon Tetra's

Thinking of adding:
Rummynose's

Anyone else think of other fish that are peaceful and also wont be digging the ground and letting hc grow?
 
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Brian20

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I dont think that guppy are a good idea for a showtank unless you use only guppies. The reason is that they are very reproductive, You will end with a tank with a lot of guppies. Al sort of tetras are ok, and there are a lot of tetra species. you can also have other small fish like pencil fish.
 

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Pretty much any cory species will work as well.

Harlequin rasboras or cherry barbs look good in a school too.

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Apistos are an option if you provide good spawning sites. If you don't, the HC may be burrowed under.

Any of the smaller, more delicate rainbow fish are stunning in a tank. Black darter tetras are similar.

A swarm of otos are always nice.

Easier to keep shrimp are great, but keep them away from apistos/rams.

There are plenty of amazing danios (celestial pearl and such) new to the hobby worth checking out.

Pencil fish (coral red, N. trifasciatus)

There's a lot out there if you go digging.
 

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Here are two nice schooling species that you don't see everyday.

Red-Line Tetra Hyphessobrycon amapaensis
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Rummy Nose Rasbora Sawbwa resplendens
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