The tank is impressive and so is the plant list! 😱 must have taken a long time to collect all those!
It took a month or two, and cost a pretty penny as well with all them Buces.
You had me at "Bucephalandia"
Subscribed and cant wait to see more pictures
I am currently contemplating a trio of nano shrimp tanks with only buces and mosses, and your 12 long is an inspiration. Have you considered adding any critters to your tank?
Amano shrimp, Orange Neocaridina shrimp, and Exclamation Point Rasboras are the current inhabitants.
Oh, do you have any photos of your Fissidens geppi and nobilis? What is the difference between the two?
F. geppi is a very slow grower, taking an extremely long time to become established before pushing out new fronds. F. noblis seems to grow a bit faster. F. geppi also appears to have larger and more robust fronds than F. noblis. Once both have grown out a bit more, I'll try to get a comparison picture.
Maybe a bit more livestock?
Maybe something small that will venture out onto the emersed area as well (no idea what though)
When I first put in the Amano shrimp, a few decided to climb up onto the emersed area, flippin' and floppin' around. They had trouble getting back into the water, needing my help to push them along. After a few weeks, no more emersed adventurers; I guess they've learned their lesson.
B. naevus is a bit more colorful than B. urophthalmoides and slightly smaller I believe. And B. micros is smaller still. If you're looking for REALLY tiny fish, then danionella translucida may be up your alley.
I like the look of Boraras urophthalmoides, with the stripe rather than the dots of B. naevus. I'm not sure Danionella translucida school/shoal much, but like B. micros, they're a little plain to look at.
Beautiful tank! But how do you categorize each plant so they don't get mixed up? After awhile, certain buces look the same to me.
Each Bucephalandra variety I have is identified by a unique number in an organized spreadsheet. I attach each specimen to a piece of black lava rock, using both cyanoacrylate superglue gel and black cotton string. I etch the number onto a small piece of translucent plastic and attach it to the specimen with a ziptie around the string. The ID tag can be hidden pretty easily, and even when it's visible, it's not too unsightly.
You did a great job on this tank. Awesome!
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Some new inhabitants! 11 tiny Boraras urophthalmoides, or also known as Exclamation Point Rasboras. I took these pictures only a few minutes after introducing them into the tank, so their colors have yet to return from the stress of shipping and change in water parameters.