African Leaf Fish, Climbing Perch

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Jake Micallef, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Jake Micallef

    Jake MicallefNew MemberMember

    I am going to be doing a complete makeover: rescape, restock etc of my 40g. I am very interested in African Leaf Fish or any of their other names . I couldn't find a lot online about them apart from the ph range (6.5-7.5) and temperature(75-80 Fahrenheit). I'll be using live plants and I'm not sure whether they'll uproot them (they won't eat them as there piscovourus, excuse my spelling, I know that much anyway

    Will 40 g be sufficient? I will be keeping my beloved peacock eel though but I think they should be fine together - if not my LFS will take him back for sure. I have about 5 months for suggestions - thanks!
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    The pH range is irrelevant, you can have them in a pH higher than that.

    A 40g is sufficient, yes.
     
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    Jake Micallef

    Jake MicallefNew MemberMember

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    Will he mix with my spiny eel??
     
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    Jake Micallef

    Jake MicallefNew MemberMember

    Thinking about getting some rainbows with a leaf fish - would 5 rainbows and a leaf fish be ok in a 40g?
     
  5. slayer5590

    slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    It will be fine with your eel and it won't uproot your plants either.
     
  6. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Yes, it will be fine with your eel.:)
     
  7. Ed204

    Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    What rainbows are you planning to get?
     
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    Jake Micallef

    Jake MicallefNew MemberMember

    3 turquoise and two boesmanis (if that's spelt right)
     
  9. Ed204

    Ed204Well Known MemberMember

    How about if you get 6 of the same species? The rainbows would be much happier that way.
     
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    Jake Micallef

    Jake MicallefNew MemberMember

    Yay - I'm a bit attached to Spiny (that's his name don't judge ok ) glad they should be ok together! Thanks for the help!

    I read that a group of any rainbows would be fine - I'll just go for 6 turquoise ones then - there a lot cooler in my opinion
     
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  11. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes, this would be fine, though I would do 8 rainbows and 12 bronze cories for the bottom. You could also do a rainbow cichlid.
     
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    Jake Micallef

    Jake MicallefNew MemberMember

    Thanks for all your advice - I may have less time to wait as my angels have nearly grown out - what should I have the temp at??

    4 boesemani and 4 turquoise I think
     
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  13. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    75-78 is fine, imo.