Originally Posted by VWbarnbum
to be COMPLETELY honest with you i am not 100% sure what size tank i have.. i have had it since i was probably in the 6th grade.. i THINK its about 15-20, maybe 25?.. i would like to get a bigger one regardless.
i have had a few different kinds of shrimp, and frogs, i liked them.. and would have them again.
filteration i have one filter set up, it is an aqua clear.. made to filter a 30 gallon tank. it gets cleaned about once every week in a half if not weekly.. i would like to get two and have one on the right and left (still on the back wall of it).
does anyknow know anything about the more "rare" kinds of shrimp?? i, at one point, have had two Singapore Flower Shrimp and thought they were very interesting.. thinking about getting a fresh water clam or two lol.
If you plan to get a bigger tank anyways then what size do you want? Sorry to keep asking about the size but some fish do better in certain sized aquariums. For example, most pleco species do best in a large tank of at least 55-gallons.
In my community tank I have a male betta, six neon tetras, and three small cory cats (who will be moved to another tank within a few months that will also house a Figure-8 puffer).
Another idea would be a livebearer tank containing fancy guppies, platies, swordtails, and mollies. It would be a colorful and active display. Plus, they have similar care needs and water requirements. Platies are my personal faves when it comes to livebearers...they are pretty, peaceful, and easy to care for. Although I suppose that goes for guppies, swordtails, and mollies too...hehe.
When setting up a community tank make sure to get fish that will swim on all different levels. For example, in mine I have a betta (top), neons (middle), and cories (bottom). Another general guideline you can use is to have one or two "show" fish...basically that means fish that are very attractive or unique (these are also usually larger then most of the others), a school of smaller fish (like tetras or guppies), and some bottom dwellers (cories, plecos, shrimp, etc.). In my tank my betta is my "show" fish, the neon tetras form a school, and I have bottom-dwelling cory cats. Like I said, it's just a general guideline but I have used it to make some nice communities