| | Re: Typhlonectid guidelines Pt1
Great to see so much information on these amazing animals, now at least I can tell if I'm seeing natans or compressicauda. I will relate my experiences below:
I successfully bred one or other species over ten years ago during a three-year stint at a small public aquarium. The animals were housed in a very large Amazonian exhibit approximately 8 x 6 x 8' and young appeared in the summer following the installation of a CO2 diffuser, controlled electronically to give a pH of 6.5. Early stages of this equipment's use saw some drops to below 5, in keeping with the above observations but no changes in water level took place.
In addition to supplemental lighting, the building had the mixed blessing of a transparent roof giving a distinct seasonal variation in light levels and temperature. A group of around eight to ten animals shared the exhibit with a range of small to medium sized fishes.
Paul Tapley (Curiously no relation that I know of !)