Ok so my name is Daniel and this is my first post here. So hello everyone.
Ok so on Christmas my sister gave me her no longer wanted African Spotted Leaf Fish. I am an avid fish keeper and try to give the best care I can. But I find myself in a tough spot as I know little about these fish. Normally I research a fish good before I buy them. So anyway right now he is in a 15gal tank I had saved for QT. I know he needs a bigger tank asap. He is right at 5" now and two years old. He is confirmed male and healthy. He is on a diet of freeze dried shrimp and live mill worms right now. He eat all of the fish she had he could eat and was fighting with an angel. This is the reason I have him now.
So what I know.
He needs a bigger tank.
He needs a heater.
He needs slightly acidic water.
He needs plant cover and places to hide.
What my plain is.
Get a 37gal tank for him.
Use artificial driftwood. (I don't like how real driftwood breaks down)
Use a ph buffer of some kind to bring my ph to 6.5-7.0 range (currently 7.6)
Get a heater for the tank and keep at 78ºF.
Also I have an AC HOB filter rated for 50gal tank and an AC for 20 gal tanks if needed
Ok so what I need to know is how does this sound and what would you recomend?
Ps. Also I'm thinking no tank mates at this time for this tank, just him.