Makes me wanna empty all my tanks and give up on aquascaping... Seriously though, that tank is amazing. I'd put a school of 20 Torpedos in there and call it a day...
Hi, I totally get the one or two shoaling species in a scape, it really looks somthing special. The thing is part of my hobby is breeding Rainbows and half the reason for this project was to provide enough room for several species that i would keep as breeding stock. its always that struggle if you like keeping fish as much as the plants. Ive managed to keep the fish to the Indo-pacific region at least lol.
That is except for a lone female congo; Margerie. She is an old battleaxe ive had her since 2004.
Sanj, are you not concerned about the fish hybridising? It'd be a real concern for me.
No not really, in the main tank no fry survive from eggs that are laid they always get eaten in well populated tanks. That has been my experiance with larger rainbows. The issue is when you have rainbowfish whose females are difficult to distinguish apart. When breeding you take the fish out into a breeding tank so you need to be able to tell females of one species from another.
The fish I have the females are distinct enough to know one species from another.
In another tank I have m.pygmae and pseudomugils, I use a breeding mop in that tank because it is highly unlikely to get any hybrids from these fish of different genera. I check the mob every few days and collect the eggs into a hatching tank.
Hi, things are growing in progressively. I ll probbaly take some more pics at the end of November. I have had an attack on of some sort on the Staurogyne and some cryps on the left side of the tank. I am not sure what is doing this, even looked with a torch at night and cant find the culprits. The leaves are being eaten away to the stem and and some crypts have holes in them. I am thinking snails or those naughty little Munkys (dwarf chain loaches). I have not caught anyone in the act though.