I'd reccomend some apistos. Fab looking fish, and really add a pop of colour on the bottom. Plus I find them to have a little more personality compared to german blues (another good suggestion) or Bolivians.
Could also do whiptail cats/twig catfish? Pretty interesting looking fish.
Will you also be transferring fish across too?
By adding a small amount of media, you could begin to add one or two small fish (depending on the size) to the new aquarium and run virtually trouble free to cycle. Of course, constant monitoring of the parameters would be a good idea, as for the...
Bigger snails are likely to be a different species, and not the same species as your mysteries.
The Apple Snail (Ampullariidae) Website
Difference in shell colouration is usually due to changes in water conditions, and a lighter colour may be due to lack of available calcium in the water...
Many buce varieties look extremely similar to one another. (And many are also improperly identified!)
I would contact the place you purchased from and see if they know. Otherwise, I would just leave it as unknown.
(I also have the same problem with one of mine.... it's a common issue with...
It is an echinodorus species. Not familiar with what type it is, but it looks like E. bleheri, but don't quote me. :) could also be Ozelot Sword.
And yes, they can grow emersed. In the wild, they commonly found growing on the banks emersed.
Honestly, I would just use the eheim and just get a powerhead or something for additional water circulation. I love eheims, the quality of the filter dordnt really compare to cheaper units like sun sun.
In most cases, fish jump for a couple of reasons:
- they get spooked
- bad water quality
First two can easily be reduced by keeping good amount of cover so they dont take flight when in fright, and keeping up with good water quality through a cycled aquarium/regular water changed...
The 40 should be fine. IMO, you'll have a lot more success if you have a single fish compared to a group, in a community setup. Groups can be feisty at times, and can lead to issues - something that you gamble with. If you want a group, I'd reccomend a min of 5-7 in a 55g.
40g... but a 55g is probably what I would buy. They tall fish, and even 18 inch depth sometimes looks a bit cramped. (Have a 65g with angels, 18 inch depth... mine are around 3-4 inch currently, and have have had 6-8 inch angels in the past.
If it's a breeding pair, 29g. But it's really only for the pair and no other tank mates. Purely breeding.
If you want a community, then yeah. A 40g is probably a good choice, or a 55g due to the added height.
Blood parrots can be boisterous, but due to their deformed mouths they cant really do much damage. So they may be a good choice, with a group of other largish fish? Eg blood parrots, with some large tetras (Colombian, Buenos aries or congo for example) with some larger bottom dwellers (medium...
Chlorine is commonly found in various salts, and you really need trace amounts for it to be enough for plants. (And remember, chlorine derivatives is fish safe, you don't see marine fish dying from chlorine.)
A canister would work, since the intakes are usually low and piping can be added on for longer tanks.
Another good idea is using some powerheads positioned low to help stir up matter.
(I've seen over the years people with 65g 'tall' tanks on here and the internet, so they also may be able to...
Its tannins. Harmless really, but try to keep calcium levels constant - offer supplements - as a low pH can impact the amount of calcium available for the crabs exoskeleton.
I dont know much about the purple land crab, unless it's a species of vampire crab? Regardless, try to find out its care...
I think a group of cories would love that sand bed of yours, so I'd reccomend getting a gang of them!
Otherwise, something interesting like a twig catfish could suit and add some further interest to the bottom areas.
I'd honestly do the gouramis. Have you considered pygmy gouramis, they rather feisty but pretty small in size so they may suit your tank.
I feel that endler/guppy combo wont exactly match, so I'd suggest one or the other for a visual point of view.
I was always under the impression that all kuhli loaches (Pangio sp.) hail from very slow moving streams to inland bogs/paddy fields?
My kuhlies certainly dont mind low water flow - compared to high - but they do appreciate a sand substrate and numerous hiding places.
Oh get you!
Got any idea of the new tank size? For a good all rounder, harlequins and cardinals would of been my first choice. They work well in most tanks, such as community setups and easy to source.
I assume your looking for a gravel vac mostly?
Consider getting a siphon with a longer tube (for the gravel part) where it's long enough that you can hold it comfortably out of water.
Could also make your own by getting a clear acrylic pipe and attaching that to your siphon tube.
Imo, it will probably help circulate the nitrates in the tank better, allowing better access for the duckweed to utilise. As long as it's not being pulled under, and just being 0ushed around the surface, it should be fine.
I swear I've read (or watched on YouTube) someone doing exactly what you wanted, and doing the 45 angles around the face of the aquarium.... in fact, I think it worked better than the 90 degree as it has more surface area.
The G6 (and G3) stock tubes are thick, smooth silver tubes, which fit the 16mm lily pipes. The while unit is meant to be rather modern, streamlined and daresay, good to look at... and different from the conventional fluval ribbed hose.
I love mine. I've used both the 'standard' lily pipe outflow and the poppy pipe (with a lily pipe inflow that has a surface skimmer) and honestly love the flow that the lily pipe has (poppy is good for tanks with lower flow or oversized filters).
The only downside is that mine is glass, which...