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Old 12-07-2006, 02:06 AM   #11
 
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But for wich species is this good?
That tank would suit Kribensis and Congo Tetras more.:)
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:14 AM   #12
 
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That tank would suit Kribensis and Congo Tetras more.
Kribensis is african chichlid or american?
And what about Ram fish and neon fish?
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Old 12-07-2006, 02:34 AM   #13
 
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Kribensis is african chichlid or american?
African. They are indestructible to planted tanks. The biotope is Columbian and that is based in Africa.:)
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And what about Ram fish and neon fish?
Both are South Americans.
There are 2 types of rams which should not be confused.
Blue Ram(Microgeophagus ramirezi)
This one is more sensitive to water quality therefore you must make sure your water conditions are stable. Extreme changes can be harmful.
Their coloration varies and apparently, rams these days are no longer as colorful as their wild generations. I recommend you get them from the breeder. Lfs will often stocked them in poor quality. Maximum size is 6 cm. Females have pink belly whereas males don't.
Take note that about 4 strains are available: blue(original), veiltail, balloon and gold. I would avoid the balloon. They are just deformed rams and are quite unnatural.
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Take note the pink belly.
Bolivian Ram(Microgeophagus altispinosa)
Bolivians are larger compared to blue rams but they are hardier and will tolerate wide range of water conditions.
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:53 AM   #14
 
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African. They are indestructible to planted tanks. The biotope is Columbian and that is based in Africa.:)
Sorry, Blue. Colombia is South American. Colombia from Colombus, first stop south of Panama.

I'm surprised you haven't recommended Diamond Tetras. :)

Burn - Neons an Rams would work fine - get yourself some Cories and a Bristlenose and you're in business. Blue & GoG are spot on about the problems vis Angelfish - needs better vertical lines and heavier planting. Maybe Festivums would work for you?
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:34 AM   #15
 
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Sorry, Blue. Colombia is South American. Colombia from Colombus, first stop south of Panama.
Thanks for the correction.:)
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I'm surprised you haven't recommended Diamond Tetras. :)
Ok..ok..You got it. They're stunning and cute.
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:26 PM   #16
 
I don't know anything about Angel fish in his real enviroment.
Firts i thinked that species stays in trees roots(underwater).
I want to make that biotope in 160L water
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:06 PM   #17
 
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I don't know anything about Angel fish in his real enviroment.
Firts i thinked that species stays in trees roots(underwater).
I want to make that biotope in 160L water
Yes, they do.What was lacking are Eleocharis which look like grass. Angels love to hide among tall plants. Vallisneria is a good alternative in case Eleocharis are not unavailable. If not, try sagittarias.
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