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Apistogramma agassizii biotope

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    Joni_99 New Member

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    Is zonancistrus brachyurus a suitable tank mate for a rio negro biotope?
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    Hi all,
    It has had a change of name, and has reverted to Dekeyseria brachyura (Kner, 1854).
    According to <"Dekeyseria brachyura -PlanetCatfish"> it is native to the Rio Negro, and PlanetCatfish is a pretty reliable source.

    It isn't a fish I've kept but I would expect it to eat both Apistogramma eggs and wrigglers at night, and appreciate a reasonable amount of flow.

    cheers Darrel
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    The Rio Negro has at least 2 different faunal realms. The older, the upper Negro (above the Rio Branco), has different fauna than the lower Negro, which is influenced the Amazonian species.
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    Hello,
    I will change the bottom of the tank into sand in April. I want to create a creek in the rain forest near Manaus. I want to stock the aquarium with my two agassizii and 15-20 Paracheirodon axelrodi. On the bottom of the tank i´m going to put many oak leaves and on the right side I want to put some roots. The Amanos and the poecilia wingei I add to my 30 liters tank. Only for the ancistrus I hadn´t found a new home yet. Plants will be Lemna minor, Hydrocotyle leucecophola and maybe Egeria najas. This is my plan.
    Cheers Jonathan

    PS: Sorry for my bad 9th grade English :)
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    dw1305 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Hi all,
    Sounds good, I think the Paracheirodon will eat any Apistogramma fry, and I'm not sure that Egeria najas will enjoy soft water. You could swap it for Cabomba caroliniana, that does well in warm soft water.

    cheers Darrel
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    what is the best way to change from gravel to sand?
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    So I have put my plants, fish and furnishings into a 20 liter bucket. Then I emptied the aquarium and the gravel away. Next, I added the sand, the decoration, the plants and the technology. Then I filled the water. After that I added the fish.
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    What submersed would you use to mirror upper rio negro forest brook conditions. I was thinking about Myriophyllum sp which Mike Tuccinardi used in his biotope tank or egeria najas. Did you see these plants in upper rio negro or any other submersed plants?
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Most iguarapés in the upper Negro have a few bog plants and submerged terrestrial grasses but mostly covered with leaf litter; a+lmost no aquatic plants (other than algae). If I were trying to make a biotope aquarium I'd forget about aquatic plants. Otherwise just use what you like - and are adaptable to your water values.
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    thank you.

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