Guppies and tetra, although minuscule, have a liveliness in them - a dash of colour and group display.
They do not require much in feeding - but tolerant only of a narrower range of water temperatures,important in a temperate and colder climate zone.
In Balgownie, the challenge is to ensure a continuity of blossoming plants even in the cooler
mid-year season. On the other hand, succulents and other breeds not requiring much care nor watering epitomise the most adaptable plants for the Australian weather (background, with frangipanis and jade plants).
Ornamental plants are a hit with time starved modern lifestyles anywhere.
Above image, fern like grass and below, the small leaf jade plant.