- 15 Aug 2013
- Lelystad, Netherlands
I have those pauciperforata, they are quiet skittish and jumpy in my small black water tank.
If you haven't got a heater White Cloud Mountain Minnows might be good.
Me too.....Great hardscape, looking forward for plants to grow.
Thanks Lindy , yeah dwarf rasboras would be cool although i think the maculatas and brigatte may be too small and the flow a bit much......i have a semi natural nano im considering the chilli rasboras for though Slightly larger Eyespot rasboras would be nice in numbers, i just worry about the openess of the planting and security for the fish under the bright lights, itll need some consideration.Looks amazing already! I have a shoal of mixed rasbora, maculatas and brigittae, and their tiny size gives great scale. It also means you can get a large shoal which gives them confidence. I have around 50 in my tank and they are not shy at all.
Yeah balansae can get a bit overbearing, my plan is to trim off longer leaves once they reach the surface to keep it in scale. Aquavas did a scape recently which inspired my plant scheme where they used balansae to this effect, any runners ill have to try and pull out :Great hardscape, great planting plan. I'm so sure about Crypt balansae though, they tend to get unruly and everywhere, which is the opposite of a simple iwagumi. Will be watching this one with interest.
mmm, this tank may make them even more skittish, i do have glass covers fitted to this tank however so jumpers arnt such an issue but thanks for the heads up. How many do you have?I have those pauciperforata, they are quiet skittish and jumpy in my small black water tank.
thanks, unfortunately the hc is no more. I continue to struggle with c02 issues even in a tank without livestock Shrimp are proving difficult to get hold of due to one thing and another, but should have 20 amanos and some horned nerite snails early next week Hopefully i can strike a lighting c02 balance before then......Sorry about the HC - maybe try again once you've shrimp in to clean up any melty bits as they happen
I really like the contrasts
I like your idea of the glowlight rasboras - try adding 15 -20 for less nervous behaviour
Yeah that needs to go, looking good thoughThe balansae is realistically not a good choice for this scape currently