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1.60m South American biotope

Gertbl

Active Member
5 Year Member
Update. The tank has a new set-up for the Fish in it. Almost no plants anymore but more wood in it.
Also added oak- and beech leaves and also some catappa leaves.

At this moment no dwarfcichlids in the tank, but they will return in the tank.
Thinking of adding Apistogramma to the tank.

Fish in this tank are:

14 Corydoras robineae
20 Hypoptopoma sp. (7 H. gulare, 8 H. inexspectatum, 3 H. sp3 and 2 H. sp2)
7 Pterophyllum leopoldi
5 Biotodoma cupido
4 Hemiloricaria sp.
2 Lasiancistrus sp.
2 L066
1 Panaqulos sp.

Picture of the tank.

Totalview January 2016 by Gert Blank, on Flickr
 

Gertbl

Active Member
5 Year Member
It needs indeed Apistogramma in it. But I'm also looking for creating a biotope of either the Rio Essequibo or Rio Nanay basin.
This based on the fact the I want to keep the Biotodoma cupido and the Pterophyllum leopoldi. Both are found in both basin. That Also has te mean that i have to remove some fishspecies to a other tank, or have to sell some species.
 

TCMontium

Active Member
I think I saw a blonde native Amazonian at the middle of the video for a brief moment. I must be seeing things. :D Glorious aquarium, fish and child! :p Just the floating leaf clusters are looking a little weird right now.
 

TCMontium

Active Member
Is this an even bigger tank? I look at your designs and fish with admiration everytime you post some visuals. :D
 

Gertbl

Active Member
5 Year Member
Is this an even bigger tank? I look at your designs and fish with admiration everytime you post some visuals. :D
Hi, this is still the same tank, a 2m tank where I keep the Pt. leopoldi's in.
In this tank I keep 11 Apistogramma sp. Erdfresser.
 

Gertbl

Active Member
5 Year Member
Update:

Fishstock

6 Pterophyllum leopoldi
2 Biotodoma cupido
2 Apistogramma sp. Erdfresser
8 Brachyrhamdia meesi
6 Megalechis thoracatum
40 Paracheirodon axelrodi
8 Hypoptopoma gulare
11 Copella arnoldi

2m Tank totalview by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Apistogramma sp. Erdfresser by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Biotodoma cupido by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Paracheirodon axelrodi by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Pterophyllum leopoldi by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Pterophyllum leopoldi by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Pterophyllum leopoldi by Gert Blank, on Flickr

DSC_0226-1 by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Pterophyllum leopoldi by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Copella arnoldi male by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Copella arnoldi couple by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Spatiphyllum by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Megalechis thoracatum by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Biotodoma cupido by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Copella arnoldi male by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Brachyrhamdia meesi by Gert Blank, on Flickr:

Philodendron scandens:
Philodendron scadens by Gert Blank, on Flickr

Fern by Gert Blank, on Flickr
 

ButtNekkid

Active Member
Beautiful tank!

Do you get any fry with all those Tetra´s around?
And nice to see some M. thoracatum around! Those things will eat anything!

Had to get rid of them when Apistos moved in. Miss those guys greatly...
 

Gertbl

Active Member
5 Year Member
Thanks.

It all depends on how good the parents are for their juveniles. I had juveniles sp. Erdfresser in this tank. The Megalechis are still small ones, but I’ll have to see if I keep them. The same with Brachyrhamdia meesi. I’ve read stories of both species that are able to get some small fish.

But I love it when I put food in the tank. Both species will get to the food as quick as possible.
 
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