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post #21 of 27 Old 07-29-2012, 08:07 PM
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The differences in the pictured are because the specimens are different ages. Mature fish have them.

Anubias is one of the plants I tried.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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post #22 of 27 Old 07-29-2012, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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No anubias! So really fast growing plants it is! Plants will exist! I'll wrestle the congos into being good!
And yes I've decided them over the red eyes, because looking at all the other fish I've chosen, I realize that every single one is brown, so the congos will be that one bit of colour fish wise.

So the yellow stripes are on the more mature fish, and the red on the younger ones?

Again, thanks so much for the help! At first I was SO bummed out about not having rainbows, but I like this new plan WAY more!

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post #23 of 27 Old 07-29-2012, 08:20 PM
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The yellow and the red are the same stripe, it's just a matter of angles and lighting. Young fish will be a straight silver - they develop the colors later.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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Hoplo catfish are from South America.
What an embarrassment.
I guess it's the USD catfish!

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post #25 of 27 Old 07-30-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Jaysee, you have a senegal bichir right?
Well anyways I remeasured the tank and I had the height wrong, it's an extra 4 inches which puts it at a 90 gallon (tall). With the extra water volume I was thinking about the bichir, but I'm worried the kribensis could be eaten by it? Would you have that worry?
I really want to find some more species for it, but besides the red eyed tetra and Debauwi I think that's it for African fish in my size limit. Is there another type of African cichlid that would work WITH the kribensis and 7.5 pH?

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post #26 of 27 Old 07-30-2012, 07:43 PM
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Yes, I have a bichir in there too. I plan to add a krib to the tank and would not be concerned about it being eaten.

How about madagascar rainbows?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #27 of 27 Old 07-30-2012, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm. Well the Madagascar rainbow would ruin it being a "Congo" tank, but I may put them in because schools are hard to come by. I've never seen those around either though, so I'll probably jump at red eye, madagascar rainbow, or debauwi, whichever comes first, because I don't really have a favourite.

How's the bichir, timid when you do stuff with the tank? I hear they bite their owners? :s

What about these butterfly cichlids (also ruins the Congo tank but it's still mainland!)? With kribensis?
Anomalochromis thomasi (African Butterfly Cichlid) — Seriously Fish

OKAY- if NOT the bichir, what would you say about a ropefish or two?

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