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If your OK with losing fry your options widen significantly. I often have fry make it to adulthood if the tank has lots of cover.
killifish, endlers, small tetras and danios, etc. I think in a 40 breeder you have enough room to keep something else.
but if your dead set on raising all of the...
Thats a good thing. I need to quit myself, giant time sink for very little gain. Instagram is OK for searching things like #blackwateraquarium and seeing the cool stuff people have done.
I may start day 1 of youtube detox today lol.
I think he is referring to the aquascape stuff. Its kind of a trend now to do black water tanks with emergent plants growing on driftwood at the top. Some call it a pond style tank…
funny. Apistogramma folks have been throwing leaves and stuff in tanks for a long time. But the trend has caught...
I have played around with all sorts. They are easier to manage than a high tech tank. Originally my tank was high tech, but once I learned the process, I lost interest. Trimming stems and cleaning algae became tiresome.
I like the style with emergent growth above water. Like you said you get...
If you have not already, look up "black water" tanks. You can probably find an aquascape you like that would also provide extra territory. Leaf litter goes a long way, it creates a maze that bullied fish can use to get away.
I have been through several of these style tanks in my 100p. Will...
Go for it. As long as you can move the fish before they get stressed no harm in trying.
my money is on the Nijsseni double teaming the other fish and keeping them in hiding. Especially if they are a pair.
I have mixed species in the past. I have never found they complimented each other. If I had room for two species, the tank was more enjoyable if I just upped the number of females of a single species.
I was mixing in a 6’ tank.
I wont mix species anymore. Unless its a grow out situation, but...
Do you have any pictures of your setup? I love rimless tanks. Once you get used to that look its hard to go back to rims lol.
I will certainly post pictures. I just did a huge trim so things look rough lol. But the cool thing about injected CO2 is in two weeks things fill back in!
I ended up taking the tank a different route. I have pressurized CO2 with medium lighting and lots of stem plants.
Tank inhabitants are Wild A. cacatuoides again. I brought in another group and this time around they look great! I also have some killifish in there.
Ripariums are awesome. What I...
I picked up a tip a while back that I finally tried this summer. A fellow hobbyist told me that he discards his brine shrimp hatch water into a glass container outside. The shrimp grow out and you get various sizes.
I filled a 12" cube tank with roughly 3-4 gallons of salt water and then added...
The tank is 72" and I'm playing around with the whole high tech planted tank deal. So lots of cover. Still feels weird to add fertilizer and inject c02. But the fish do not seem impacted.
I received 4 pairs of C. volcanum, a pair of E. daget, and 25 dageti eggs today! The E. dageti male is super colorful.
The P. pulcher was a no go in a community tank. The pair grew more aggressive as they put on size. I did not know males grew so large! I'm either going to stick with...
Ah, I see.
So should I try to get several species and see which I like best? Aphyosemion seem like Apistogramma, you can like one species and not another.
The big killies look incredible. The AKA beginner guide states fundulopanchax sjoestedti can be difficult to spawn. They look incredible.
I lost that auction.
100% want the E. dageti. From youtube videos they seem significantly more active than Chromaphyosemion. Are some species of Aphyosemion/Chrom more active than others? Maybe Killifish are just hard to capture, but they often seem "listless".