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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-01-2002, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hey all.

I just did some research on my next project: a planted tank. I would like to construct a biotope aquarium, but just found out that many of the common fish in planted tanks dont live with plants. Lets take the Pterophyllum scalare. It doesnt live among plants. Maybe a few, but not as many that you guys have in your VERY nice planted tanks I had allways thought that South American biotope was full of plants. But no. Fine sand, roots and rocks. I thought the same thing with the asian biotope, but no. No plants.

So i would be very happy if you guys would tell me, if any fish comes from places with so many plants.

Again, i would like the fish to as healthy as possible.

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Well, I am looking at the "biotope" section in my book and the only biotope the have that has vegetation is a "Southeast Asian Still Water with Dense Vegetation". It says the tank is for slow-moving labyrinth fishes that build bubble nests, for mall barbs or danios, and for catfishes (Southeast Asian). This is all I could find!

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might help?>>> Bio Stuff
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Looking at that site, they have the biotope I said! This book is pretty old too... It did have some other planted biotopes though, so take a look!

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Thanks for all the replys. I have thougt about making it a corydoras tank, with some roots, stones and a few plants. I think i will go with 6 Corydoras Trillineatus, but i would like to have some fish that live in the midder and upper region and is from the same biotope.. Any suggestions?

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