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Old 12-29-2019, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Any suggestions on what might be good to add to my freshwater tank? It is a 40 gallon tank with sand/dirt subtrate. I have the following fishes already:

- 1 betta fish
- 5 panda cory
- 5 neon tetra (planning to add more)
- 5 glofish danio
- 4 mystery snail
- a few blue/yellow/red cherry shrimp

I read that malaysian trumpet snail are good for turning sand/keeping tank clean but I am afraid of it taking over the tank.

Here is a picture of my tank, 2 weeks in.

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Old 12-30-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
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Ended up with adding
- 10 malaysian trumpet snails
- 3 dwarf gourami
- more neo tetras

Kept the betta fish in a separate tank for now.
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Maybe another 6 rummy nose tetra, as they school a lot.
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Cories are schooling fish so I'd add more of them so that the existing cory will feel more at home/behave more naturally.
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How are the plants doing?
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thanks all for the suggestion. Will likely add more panda cory, they are fun to watch.
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How are the plants doing?
The plants are doing great, the fish loves them. The needle fern is a good hiding place for the fishes and the pink plant is growing new leaves.

Udated pic of my tank, it has been 3 weeks. Still lots to improve on.
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Very nice so far !
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In my experience a big, tall, healthy amazon sword will pop out any aquascape. Try moving some stuff around and add a big sword in the corner.

Also some anubias nana would really cute in front or on top of the rocks

And I wouldn't be too scared of MTS taking over the tank. If you don't overfeed, they wont reproduce as much and will bring lots of benefits to your tank.
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