The Hex 5 was set up today. Mare & I added black gravel, a Roman column decoration, three live plants, two albino corys, two dalmatian mollies, and a rubber lip pleco. I transported our full-grown triop into the tank, too. I hope all the fish survive a few days, so we won’t have to go back to the pet store. I wanted an oscar or two, but the tank was not going to be large enough. We also looked at kissing gouramis, but the guy helping us said they’d be too aggressive in our small tank.
The mollies seem to not like each other, but we’ll have to see how that plays out. The corys are peaceful and energetic. The pleco keeps to itself. The triop is constantly scavenging. I caught it munching on one of the mollies’ tails, but it shouldn’t cause problems in the long run.