05-24-2011, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jeppun21
lol Thanks bryon for all your help... Yeah, i do have plants in my tank. i have some drift wood with java fern, i have some moneywort plants, some amazon sword.. and i've been giving them about 5 hours of light everyday and also giving the API growth for plants medication to enhance its growth.. So livebearers and tetras.. Do u knw of any exotic types cause i was looking for new fish like not the usuall ones u keep in the stores.. So basically with the leaf fish the only way i can keep it is if i upgrade my tank to a 29 gallon or more.. correct...
thank you so much for all the advice
The leaf fish is rather special. Even a 29g is not going to suit an 8-inch fish. Profile suggests 55g (4-foot tank).
On suitable fish, check the profiles under cyprinids especially, some prefer basic water, some are adaptable. There are several smaller species in this group. Redchigh mentioned Celestial Pearl Danio, there is also the emerald Dwarf Rasbora, Scarlet Badis, others. I just added the endlers Livebearer, another small colourful fish.
I'm wondering about those ammonia and nitrite numbers, with live plants this is almost impossible.