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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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I've been thinking lately about a biotite

Currently my 55 has a stocking of two ottos, two sae, one peppered Cory, one female beta, three balloon mollies, four angels, one gbr, two adf, and a bristle pleco. And I'm fairly certain only the angels reside in the amazon basin.

So that being said, I'm keeping the angels and ottos and sae. But I was thinking about getting some zebra ottos. I did a bit of research, and came out with the following fish that I am considering adding to make the biotite regional correct, correct me if I am wrong or you think it will not work with the angels. Apisto agasazi red, blue. Apisto yellow and pandurini. Cory leopardus. Marble hatchets and a leaf fish. I know I cannot keep all these in the tank but am considering the ottos the Cory two apistos and leaf fish.

Bt I am also wondering what plants are native to the basin and would work well in a tank. Otherwise I am keeping my existing plants.

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SAEs don't fit into the scheme. How "regionally corrcet" are you looking to be? The Amazon basin is a large place and has many different bitopes. Even amongst the fish living in the Amazon there are many that wouldn't be found in the same waters or types of water.
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Oh dear, one cory and two otos? Get more of those to start.


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The Cory I have has been by himself for years. Every other Cory I tried putting with him besides my old Pygmy he killed. Now he swims and sits on the leaves of the Plants and it kinda cute. And I realize the sae don't fit in the scheme of things, but there hard to find and keep my bba at bay really well.

I'm talking about the part that the angels are from.

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Anyone have experience with the northern amazon basin biotopes. Plants, fish, lighting, wood etc?

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Not to be too much of a pain but one of the thing I think you need to know is that the amazon biotopes are more about river types than geographic location. For instance, a Blackwater river in the northern amazon basin will have different water parameters than a whitewater river in the northern amazon basin and most likely different fish as well. The website mongabay has a good description of the various biotopes of the amazon. Planetcatfish also has a great set of articles.
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You my friend are my new best friend, that website is amazing, but I don't like the variety of plants in the black water streams. Or white water rivers. I'm sure there has to be more plants than that there. So basicaly the angels in an ideal black water or white water stream or river environment can be kept with dwarf cichlids, hatchets, Cory's etc. but what the hell is a headstander?

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