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Hello from California!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Andrew Jordan, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Andrew Jordan

    Andrew Jordan New Member

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    Hello everyone I am from northern California and have been keeping fish for about a year now but only recently have discovered this wonderful species! I want to get into keeping them but only have two tanks set up right now and I'm not sure either will be okay for them.

    I currently have a 55 gallon planted aquarium with a co2 injection system, 2 fluval canister filters (306&206)
    and a current stock of 11x Sterbai Corys, 5x Bosemani Rainsbows, 5x Cardinal tetras, 2x Angelfish (1 Larger and 1 smaller), 2x German Blue Rams, 2x Baby bristle nose plecos, 1x Clown pleco and a host of bamboo shrimp as well as nerite snails. The temperature stays at a constant 80 degrees Fahrenheit has a Ph of 7.4-7.6 in the tank even though my tap is closer to a 6.8.

    I really want to add a pair of Apistogramma but not sure if this would be a right setup to add them too, I also have a 29 gallon with one adult female Angelfish in it, with a temp of 80 and a ph of 8. Which from what I've read is too high for pairs to breed successfully. I also have no idea what species I would like or that are acceptable, if anyone has any advice would be gratefully appreciated!!
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    Hi Andrew,
    sounds to me like your tank is pretty filled up already, busy even. While you could probably keep some further dwarf cichlids alive for a while I don't think you would have much fun with them and couldn't expect much in the way of successful breeding. ?second tank
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    This is what I was leaning towards, I re did the tank using a dirt substrate capped with black sand planted it added some driftwood! Thanks for the reply!

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