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post #1 of 6 Old 01-30-2010, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
Question 35 gallon begginer south american biotope

pretty self explanatory and don't give me any "we will have different opinions about what will be cool" crud just give me a ideas
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-30-2010, 05:59 PM
Platys, mollies, some tetras, i think maybe some gouramis
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-31-2010, 11:13 AM
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Gouramis are from asia and mollies are from central america. For a south american biotope i would go with some sort of pair of cichlid for a center piece. You could do a pair of anglel fish, festivum, rams both german and bolivian(proabably two pairs), keyhole cichilds(I would pick this one), appistogramas, or maybe some sort of acara but they proabably get too big. Then i would do a small hardy schooling tetra like black skirt, bleeding heart, rummy nose, and there are so many more. Get like 6-8. A bottim feeding bristlenose and a small group of 6-8 corydoras to add. And lastly some sort of livebearer. I suggest platys. Im pretty sure thier from south america. Guppies might work for the smaller species. But it is a matter of opinion but theres something for you to work with.

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-31-2010, 01:14 PM
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I like everything rrcoolj said, except for the addition of livebearers. Live bearers prefer a higher ph, all the fish aforementioned in his list prefer lower ph. Plus live-bearers are pretty messy/high bioload and would be pushing the limit of your stocking.

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1 Otos, 6 Guyana Leaf Fish, 2 Malayan Leaf Fish, 1 Orange Head Tapajos, 4 Bronze Cories, 3 Peppered Cories, 2 Panda Cories, 1 Skunk Cory

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3 Thread-finned Acara, 1 Jurupari, 1 Spiny Eel, 1 Bristlenose Pleco, 1 Festivum, 1 Spotted Raphael


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I like everything rrcoolj said, except for the addition of livebearers. Live bearers prefer a higher ph, all the fish aforementioned in his list prefer lower ph. Plus live-bearers are pretty messy/high bioload and would be pushing the limit of your stocking.
I agree kelso. I wan't sure about the livebearers so thanks for clearing that up.
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post #6 of 6 Old 02-03-2010, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
this one is for you rrcoolj

rrcoolj this is for you i like all of those ideas but could you turn them into an actual set up
like this

6-bleeding heart tetras
2- anglefish
... etc
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