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  1. #1

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    I'm considering doing a relaxed (by relaxed I mean I'm not going to be too concerned with making sure everything is 100% accurate) African biotope in the new 30g set-up I got. Off the top of my head I don't recall the filter, though it's a high current filter rated for a 55g, though once I see it running if it's too high I'll make a diffuser for it.

    I would love to have an African butterfly fish, and I looked up the leopard ctenopoma, though it sounds like they might appreciate more room than a 30g. I was wondering if there was anything similar that might be a better fit, or if I should just drop the whole biotope idea and just find an assortment of fish that have the same requirements and go with that.
    10g Community planted [java fern, anubias nana, crypts, vals]; male HMP betta [Carcharias], lophiobagrus catfish, blood-fin tetras, ember tetras
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    3g Planted [java fern, crypt]; male delta tail red dragon [Asmodeus]

    30g Planned African community with kribs, African Butterfly Fish and dither

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    What about Kribensis? They are a fun little african cichlid that could go in a 30.
    Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years.

  3. #3

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    I'm suddenly feeling very silly for not thinking of those. Much thanks.
    10g Community planted [java fern, anubias nana, crypts, vals]; male HMP betta [Carcharias], lophiobagrus catfish, blood-fin tetras, ember tetras
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    3g Planted [java fern, crypt]; male delta tail red dragon [Asmodeus]

    30g Planned African community with kribs, African Butterfly Fish and dither

  4. #4

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    Could also go with African dwarf frogs for an interesting bottom dweller.
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

  5. #5

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    I'm really not into the ADF. Plus the tank is a little too deep for them.
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    3g Planted [java fern, crypt]; male delta tail red dragon [Asmodeus]

    30g Planned African community with kribs, African Butterfly Fish and dither

  6. #6

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    Ah, I guess a 30 has a different depth print than a 29.
    "Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Numbers"
    -55 Planted Community: Cardinal Tetras, Harlequin Rasboras, Cherry Barbs, a large mixed school of Bronze, Agassiz, and Panda cories, BN Plecos, Various inverts, African Dwarf Water Frogs, and a mated pair of Kribs
    -10 Growout tank: Currently home to some cory fry, snails, and red cherry shrimp

  7. #7

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    You could get some jewel cichlids or some of the small tanganyika shell dwellers

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    Jewels get a little on the large side for a 30gal but shell dwellers would be great alright!!

    I used to keep African butterfly fish... amazing fish. Just make sure they have floating plants and/or tall plants to hide in. And a lid.... two of mine jumped out when i left the 'feeder lid' off one night.

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    Sebs fish, this quetion was asked a while ago.
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