12-12-2012, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by emeraldsky
yes, beyond the profiles though Im not sure specifically on what unfortunately. Basically I want to learn more about fish but dont know how to go about doing it or which direction I should be taking to do so.
I see, after a bit of digging I was able to find the book in which started me wondering on this topic.
Fish Behavior in the Aquarium and in the Wild by Stephan Reebs (2001, Hardcover)
(Trade Cloth, 2001) Author: Stephan Reebs
Ill probably end up purchasing it since it looks like the information I want will be marginal but at least it should give me a starting point even if the information may be out of date.
Haha, I for once actually did start with the profiles! Though it was only on the plant section since you already told me that they were both SA fish, guess I should go back and reread them!
Super helpful, it gave me some great ideas to go with!
But as far as biotopes go, it looks like itll be just looking around and seeing what fits. It honestly sounds like a fun project though, maybe I'll put together a small reference over the vast amount of time I'll have at the end of the year. I can run by everyone on the forum for mistakes and such should it pan out :)
I have a feeling its going to be more work than I'm realizing though hah!
And shoot, I didnt think they would see each other, it would have been much to easy ;)
Guess I can keep it a SA biotope and see if i can make it work. It might not be 100% correct but for being my first biotope and one in a small tank, I think I can be happy with it.
Yes, this helps a lot, thank you so much!
I tednd to be "geographic" rather than strict "biotope" in my Amazon tanks. And I have had SE Asian tanks the same. The main thing is ensuring that the fish species all share the same water requirements, meaning not only params but flow, decor, etc. If one could, remaining with this or that stream ensures this is done, but that can be rather boring for a home aquarium, depending upon how you view tanks with nothing but sand and branches, and perhaps only a single fish species in some cases.