This tank has changed over time, and I really like the look and stock of it now.
What Geophagus are they?
If you're still debating on Crinums, I could really see 2 or 3 of these looking great with the plants you have already.
Well done on a very interesting and effective dispay. My other favourite fish would look amazing in there amongst those roots. Everybodys favourite plant muncher, the silver dollar black bar variety, myleus schomburgkii are made for roots!
Anyway, thanks for sharing. It's right up my street and gives inspiration for future tanks.
Thanks, unfortunately i already had soem of these fish in for a while, and even if i did rehome them small fish like tetras would be horrible to try and catch and there are quite a lot of caves and i'd be worried counting all of them every day,
all the fish are found in suriname with the exception of the L018, and all the fish are found in the amazon with the exception of the geophagus brachybranchus
i may be wrong, but i cant seem to find anythign to say that they are from the amazon but would hope so as then they would all be from the same river.
I do hope to get a spawn i'll have to wait and see
I think of the amazon as a continent. It's a river system of utterly giant proportions, so its tributaries are river systems in themselves. I forget the figures but it's about 4200miles from start to finish and pours about a third of the worlds fresh water into the Atlantic. Something ridiculous like that. I seem to be drawn to fish from the Rio Xingu which is an amazon tributary. My dollars and my altifrons are found there. And in my other tank I have G. Tapajos redheads and L34 plecs, both from the Rio Tapajos, another tributary. I'm not really into exact Biotopes but there's something nice about keeping fish from the amazon system together in a tank.
I had a quick google but I think looking at maps might be best to see where the Suriname starts and finishes.
Either way, great fish mate! and you have good taste.