Thread: Stocking a 16 gallon, ideas?
01-28-2013, 02:49 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Stocking a 16 gallon, ideas?
I have a 16 gallon aquarium. I want some interesting fish, and im thinking of making the aquarium like a biotope. Any ideas? I already have a plant-aquarium, so it could be fun to try something new.
01-28-2013, 06:23 PM #2
depends of course on how rare you want to go on your fish. the only 3 biotopes I can think of that don't have to contain significant
plant matter are:
- south american blackwater with things like small tetras
- african shelldweller cichlids
- mountain stream with hillstream loaches, white cloud mountain minnows, etc
01-28-2013, 08:12 PM #3
+1 to madagascariensis suggestion of a south american blackwater biotope. You will find many of the tetras he mentioned, more available than species for the other set-ups.
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02-05-2013, 11:49 AM #4
02-05-2013, 11:54 AM #5
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02-05-2013, 01:41 PM #6
+2 to either... the deciding factor would be how the ph in your tapwater reads.FW: 1 45gal, 1 40gal, 3 10gal, 3 30gal all community tanks of different species
Sw: 1 55gal, 1 30gal show, 1 29gal show, 1 20gal and 2 10's