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06-26-2013, 11:09 PM #1
Starting a cold water Asian biotope aquarium, looking for plants
Planning on turning my 29 gallon tank into a tank for just dojo loaches and white clouds, with no heater. Sticking with the theme, I want plants that are native to the general areas where you might find these two fish in the wild (eastern asia, though not really southeat asia). Any suggestions are appreciated.
Last edited by Jeddi; 06-26-2013 at 11:15 PM.moar tanks plz
29g planted tank: 8 Cherry Barbs (2 male, 6 female), 2 Kribensis (male and female), 1 Dwarf Gourami (male), 1 Albino Bristlenose Pleco
06-27-2013, 12:10 AM #2
A few to start:
Crypts[Though most are SE & IIRC Wenditii is Sri Lankan], A. crispus, Rotala rotundifolia, Java ferns, Water Wisteria (hygro diff.)..
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06-27-2013, 01:09 AM #3
I don't think a 29 is anywhere near large enough for a group of dojos.
Found a good video depicting their size
125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats
QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10
06-28-2013, 03:23 PM #4Member Swordtails
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I have pretty much this exact setup, but it's in a 4 ft long 65g tank, and I have five loaches in it with 11 white clouds. I originally had three gold dojo loaches in a 3 foot tank, but I decided that they were active enough to need more room as they got bigger.
If you're going to try it in a 36" tank, I wouldn't go for more than three and I'd definitely get golden dojos rather than the regular ones. My goldens are slightly less long and far more slight in build than the wild type ones, and I've seen it elsewhere, too. The weather loaches get positively beefy, and I wouldn't even try them in a 30g.
Java fern is a nice plant from around there, and the dojos don't seem to uproot it as much as they do some other options.