Okay, I know in my first post I stated that I KNEW I wanted Guppies as my main species. After my trip to Mocha Pet in New Boston, Ohio, and observing the way the Guppies behave I may change my mind. The Guppies were just scattered throughout the tank, and they didn't seem to swim with any sort of purpose. It basically looked like a tank with a bunch of fish that had no reason for what they were doing. It gave me the general impression of an unorganized and messy tank.
I don't want that in my tank. One of my goals for the tank is to provide a comforting and relaxing scene. I just don't think the Guppies will cut it.
Another thing is that the Guppies are sooo small. As you know I'll soon be purchasing a 55 gallon tank which has a lot of space. I'm thinking I need something more substantial, but wouldn't be a threat to a few different types of fish.
After doing some research I think I may have settled on a species.
Now for the issues....
These are sensitive fish, so there would be more to keeping them alive.
I don't remember seeing any of these in any of the pet stores I've visited. (Although I wasn't really looking for them.)
And I have no idea what these would price for.
I could of course buy them online and have them shipped, but I like to see what I'm buying in person before I bring it home. I wonder if I could order some through a pet store.... Now that's a thought.
Anyway, that's what's on my mind today.