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09-13-2016, 07:08 PM
Hey guys, I'm in the process of figuring out how I want to stock my 40 gallon breeder. As of right now I'm considering a harem of badis with one male, a schooling fish of some sort (probably a type of tetra) and a nice L-number pleco. Does anyone know of any specific L-number that would fit into this setup? Also, my substrate will more than likely be primarily white pool filter sand.

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09-13-2016, 07:26 PM
I would go to planetcatfish and input search parameters using the following bolded data from http://fish.mongabay.com/biotope.htm . Pay attention to the temperature since some of the more popular plecos like higher temperatures (high 70s and low 80s).

Indian/Burmese River

Despite India's tremendous population, there are still habitats for tropical fish species.
Neighboring Burma (Myanmar) shares many of India's interesting species.

Brahmaputra River, Cavally River, Ganges, Indus, Krishna River, Chilka Lake, Chittar River, Godavari, Irrawaddy

pH: 7.0-7.7, 6-12 dH, 70-75 F (21-24 C)

The tank should have bright lighting, fine gravel or sand, and heavy planting.
Rocks can be used for shelter and hiding places.

Rotala, Ceratopteris, Aponogeton, Eleocharis, Blyxa

Danios, Rosy Barbs, Colisa, Spiny eels, Climbing perches, Badis, Loaches, Gyrinocheilus, Chaca and Glass catfish.

09-13-2016, 08:20 PM
oh, well look now I would love to replicate this! What a splendid setup.

09-21-2016, 12:08 AM
Yeah I think you may have just designed my tank for me lol. I really appreciate the suggestions and info!

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09-21-2016, 08:48 AM

Just really quick one. When i use to keep the Basis Badis I found that darker substrate worked better for them.