Vrisea racinae (about 5 inches wide and tall) and Neo. compacta (about a foot wide) are two of my favorite broms to use, especially now that I have them and imtator at the same time :twisted:
Neo. fireballs, their hybrids, Neo. lillitputina (I can't remember how to spell it), Neo. 'midget' and other minis seem to be popular too. I like having a nice mix.... varying sizes of smalls and then one or two large (obviously # is determined by tank size) sometimes you'll be suprised what they pick.
I'm not very picky about other plants, usually just pothos or some type of small philodendron vine as a filler, with occassional cutting of whatever I have going. The ground is leaf litter and shpagnum moss (dried stuff not live) so I don't have a whole lot of stuff growing at the bottom. These are obviously not display tanks.
I like to let them raise their eggs to tads (I am netoriously bad at finding eggs) and then remove the tads from the broms. Now anyone who's tried chasing a tad or froglet around a brom axil with a spoon is probibly going "you're PSYCHO" but i have a handy dandy trick. I mount all my broms for two reasons. One, the roots won't rot. Two, I can mount them on removible fixtures like a rock or small branch etc. so when I see tads i take the brom out, take a nice large salad bowl or other holeless large container (buckets work well too), flush the brom and carefully flip it over,. flushing out debris and tads. I place the brom back in the tank and refill it, and move the tads off to their little bowls or whatnot.
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Well, there are to many to list. A few broms that would work are, N. liliputiana, N. fireball, N. fireball x punctatissima rubra, N. midget, N. chlorosticta or N. liliputiana x chlorosticta. I am still running my brom package special if you want a selection. 6 for $20 or 12 for $35. V. racinae is also a nice one. Holds lots of water for such a small plant. They are listed on my site for $7. I would be more than happy to help you choose or just send a selection.