My husband surprised me with a 75 gallon tank to upgrade from my current 30 gallon planted tank! Obviously the stocking phase is a ways off, but I wanted to start planning now so I can aqua-scape it accordingly. I do not have the space to keep both my 30 gallon tank and the 75 gallon for long term (temporarily have moved the 30 gallon to a sturdy dresser while I prepare the new tank), so most of my current fish will eventually be moved into the big tank. The ones that don't get moved will go along with the tank to my upstairs neighbor.
Since I've never had a tank so large, I'm curious as to what fish might work in a larger community tank that I couldn't previous get... I usually go for a low-tech, low maintenance style relatively densely planted tank (following the Beazlbob approach).
Current fish (* = willing to give to neighbor):
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
6 male guppies (betta
and loaches have ignored them completely, before anyone worries
1 Bristlenose pleco* (I'd love to get a larger species pleco now, I love their look)
2 African Dwarf Frogs
6 Harlequin Rasboras* (like to keep if possible, but might be willing to give them up if needed to make room for a red-tail shark or something)
6 Black Neon Tetra*
1 Neon Tetra* (lone survivor of my neon school, no idea where they kept disappearing to, maybe frogs chomped them?)
Red Tiger Lotus
Anubias Nana Petite
Potential ideas for new tank (obviously not going to do ALL these, just some I've been contemplating):
1 red-tailed shark (husband loves the shark types, and this seems the most manageable of the sharks, right? Still researching...)
More male guppies (since all male guppy groups tend to chase each other, so more = less focused chasing, females not an option since don't want babies)
School of Zebra Danios (I love their antics)
More Neon Tetras or possibly swap to Cardinals? (love their look, just need to figure out why they're disappearing before I'd try again)
Swordtails (love the koi patterned and lyre-tail ones especially, don't mind their babies)
1 larger pleco type, possibly a common just due to price?
Anyone have other ideas? Any input you have would be appreciated