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    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.

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    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
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    - south american blackwater with things like small tetras
    - african shelldweller cichlids
    - mountain stream with hillstream loaches, white cloud mountain minnows, etc

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    +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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    You'd need soft water for one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madagascariensis View Post
    - african shelldweller cichlids
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    +2 to either... the deciding factor would be how the ph in your tapwater reads.

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