Ever considered *Pantanodon stuhlmanni* (formerly podoxys)? If the tank is
where you can view it in the hours before lunch, they can be as spectacular
as the *Ps. cyanodorsalis*, and probably would do very well with them.
Otherwise, they are just a pretty, silvery lampeye. I keep them at a SG of
about 1.015 or so. Al Castro, whose water starts out at 0.005 less than
mine, kept them at 1.010. They, too, need ultra small foods. They eat
anything, but I feed mine mostly bbs because they are available.
BTW, I have three lonely *stuhlmanni* females, and would (shipping only when
weather permits) really like to get a male, or a mop of eggs. This is one
lampeye worth the bother of brackish maintenance, IMHO.
If you can't be around the tank at mid-morning, to see the males light up,
they may not be worth all that bother. Great coffee-break cheer for a tank
at work, though, if there's a daily light cycle in your lab or office.
[Apologies for the OT suggestion, but they seem to fit.]
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