Suitable Fish

Choose surface-dwelling fish for movement when seen from above. Floating plants and tiger lotus leaves provide cover for hatchetfish (Carnegiella, Gasteropelecus and Thoracocharax spp.), livebearers, and gouramis. Small algae-eating fish, such as Otodnclus, will browse on the leaves of Echinodorus tenellus. (Larger algae-eaters may damage the thin tiger lotus leaves.) Small Corydoras catfish will remove debris from the smaller-leaved foreground plants. Tetras and small rasboras make good shoaling groups among the vegetation. For a more showy effect, choose larger fish, such as angelfish.

Anubias congensis (Congo anubias)

Salvinia auriculata (Salvinia)

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The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

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