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  1. #1

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    I've decided to try my hand at my first biotope (semi-biotope at least, because I'm not brave enough to delve into region-specific plants just yet) and convert my 65g 4-foot tank. My water is only the slightly softer side of neutral so I think it would be okay for either (from my research). I am torn between 2 choices at the moment.


    1. West African River Biotope

    1x Pantodon buchholzi -- Pantodon Butterfly Fish
    10x Pelvicachromis pulcher -- Kribensis (will thin out population as they age)
    10x Phenacogrammus interruptus -- Congo Tetra
    6x Synodontis nigriventris -- True Upsidedown Catfish
    and then either of...
    2x Steatocranus casuarius -- African Blockhead/Lionhead Cichlid (if I can find a pair)
    1x Ctenopoma acutirostre -- Leopard Bush Fish/Spotted Climbing Perch


    2. South-East Asian River Biotope

    20x Puntius tetrazona -- Tiger Barb
    6x Botia almorhae -- Yoyo/Pakistani Loach
    6x Botia kubotai -- Polka-Dot/Angelicus/Burmese Border Loach
    6x Botia striata -- Zebra Loach



    Flat out vote -- which stocklist do you prefer??
    Last edited by Amelia; 06-24-2013 at 12:27 AM.

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    The African biotope sounds more interesting just by virtue of more species variety.

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    I would go with option 1.

    I really like the looks of the fish in that list a lot better than the second option.
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    I vote for option too. I love loaches and have been trying to talk the hubby into tiger barbs in the next setup or tank revamp.

    Oh and the butterfly fish kind of creeps me out.

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    Thanks for voting guys! I'm so useless at making decisions -- I need all the help I can get.

    Poll is currently at 6:4 to West African setup (including votes from my local fish club).

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    West African.
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    Hate to be a sheep, but I'm also going with 1. Sounds fascinating!
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