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post #11 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 05:33 PM
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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the information I want will be marginal but at least it should give me a starting point even if the information may be out of date.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.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-12-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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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.

Haha, I suppose so :D

I think I would like to have at least one strict biotope and then be casual with the rest should I do them in the future. Just need to find a fish that'll like the plants I like!

I have seen a few tanks Ive liked with just sand and branches but as for my tanks, I prefer planted. They always look best to me ;)


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From your description it honestly sounds like you should be writing a book not buying one!

As for goldfish books, I've found Fancy Goldfish by Erik. L. Johnson to be a very good book about goldfish in general. They aren't like the shoaling fish in that we know a lot about their needs so the general idea behind their care stays pretty constant. The history book is Kingyo: the Artistry of Japanese Goldfish by Kanoko Okamoto. Beautiful illustrations!

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From your description it honestly sounds like you should be writing a book not buying one!

As for goldfish books, I've found Fancy Goldfish by Erik. L. Johnson to be a very good book about goldfish in general. They aren't like the shoaling fish in that we know a lot about their needs so the general idea behind their care stays pretty constant. The history book is Kingyo: the Artistry of Japanese Goldfish by Kanoko Okamoto. Beautiful illustrations!
I would, but im afraid I've got the LAZY D:


Ill look into those books, thanks for the recommendations!


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