Just read threw the whole post, and all I can say is WOW!!!!!!!
You have created some BEAUTIFUL setups, and I am thinking hard on doing a Riparium myself! Thank you for posting all of the info you have and I can't wait to see what you come up with the Tang setup!
I have kept different Africans for years, and the Brichardi's are a awesome group of fish, and will quickly breed if they have the correct water parameters! There are many different colors and stripe patterns in the family, and are easy Africans to keep too!
Best of luck with whatever you choose!
Hey thanks so much! I have never kept Rift Valley fish, but I'm having fun researching them; there are so many possibilities. I was looking at various brichardi. Do you have any favorites?
Right now my favorite idea is to make this setup as representative of
a quiet bay papyrus swamp. The riparium plants will go well with this concept. I have two cichlids in mind for this idea:
- Pseudocrenilabrus multicolor
- Haplochromis bartoni.
The first of these is not a Tanganyika species, but it does occur in papyrus swamps and similar habitats.
Here are a couple more shots of that Asclepias