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Fish Breeder Converting To Plants

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by LittleBrownDog, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. LittleBrownDog

    LittleBrownDog New Member

    Apr 5, 2018
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    I have never made a serious attempt at a planted aquascape. I have kept and breed various cichlids over the years. As I have gotten older and other hobbies/responsibilities have taken time and space, I have decided to move away from focusing on breeding.

    I am planning a 125 gallon tank dosed with excel and EI at 1/4th strength. I am going to try to create a passable nature aquarium that allows my dwarf cichlids to breed and have enough plant mass to support self sustaining colonies of Psuedomugil and maybe a West African Killifish.

    I have enjoyed lurking this forum and have learned a ton already.
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  2. Fissh

    Fissh New Member

    Oct 23, 2017
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    Sounds interesting!
    With a large plant mass (enough to sustain colonies mentioned above) not sure I would dose 1/4. Full dose 1-2x a week would be better.
    Ideally since you want to support the colonies I would try to get some full grown plants in there.... low tech has slower growth overall.
    For fry cover I make a “cloud” mix of red root floaters, water Sprite, and riccia. Both my kubotai and ricefish survive well with this mix... plus Being heavily planted helps.
    Good luck!

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