Originally Posted by Pearl2011
The paprameters are 6.8 for pH and im doing an Amazonian bio-type in the same water. I know its soft though. Could you do an Amazonian bio-type in a ten gallon?? Cories, smaller tetras and plants?? No algae eaters (or could you do an otocinlus after the tank has been set-up for a bit??).
Yes, to the queston about an Amazonia biotope in a 10g. There are some suitable fish:
Carnegiella myersi [this is suitable, but a very
delicate fish in my experience]
Otocinclus macrospilus [once the tank is established with algae]
The newly-named dwarf tetra I mentioned in another thread Significant characin discovery
the other day would also be possible. Not all of these together of course, but several in groups would work.
Best plants would be the pygmy chain sword and chain sword, dwarf sword. And Brazilian Pennywort would be nice floating.
In this small a space, a real true biotope could have a lot of branches twisted together, sand substrate, and floating plants with either no substrate-rooted or just a couple of the swords mentioned.