West Africa Biotope

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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby Simon Morgan » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:21 pm

Thanks Chris!
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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby Simon Morgan » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:21 pm

Mark Breeze Microman wrote:A short piece for Cichlidae on this set-up would be nice if you find the time.
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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby boltons1 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:33 am

Barbus Jae are fantastic to watch in a planted tank - mine was similar to yours, after all your help last year, but they can disappear if you have larger fish! When I say larger fish all I had was Corys and some small Madagascan rainbows I hadn't even placed my small nicholsi in there but glad I hadn't!

I got mine from wildwoods

The rainbows are stunning and have been pleased with the the purchase of the barbus pentazona instead - wildwoods replaced the barbus Jae as some came dead too by the way. I think they are just very fragile. Perhaps picking them up is the way to go.
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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby Simon Morgan » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:10 pm

I occasionally work nearby so could easily pop in. The tank is improving all the time, I may have to thin out the plants at some point!
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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby boltons1 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:21 pm

Simon Morgan wrote:I occasionally work nearby so could easily pop in. The tank is improving all the time, I may have to thin out the plants at some point!


With regards to the Jae, I can't be sure as to whether it was the other fish, poor quality stock (as I say I lost a few as DoA) or the filtration system that had them. But the ones that survived for the couple of months were fascinating as their colours changed with their mood - until they too perished it was only a small shoal 12 originals cut down to 7 on arrival then after one week only 4 large ones remained.
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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby Anthony » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:53 am

Looks fantastic.

Any update on this..
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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby Simon Morgan » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:25 pm

It still looks pretty much the same except the plants have filled out. I never got around to adding any further fish either! I'm planning to remove the adult lucanusi and put half a dozen 1 cm young in there to grow out and form new pairs.
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Re: West Africa Biotope

Postby Anthony » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:35 pm

Don`t forget to stick up some pics or a video.

Tomorrow I will have a six foot tank with just two fish in it. I hope I can source the fish I want quickly.
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