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N. kaiseri Tank setup

PAUL S.

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This is my Kaiser newt tank. I need to clean the water spots still but I'm loving the tank and it is so tranquil to look at it. I hope you guys like it as well.

Equipment:
40 gallon breeder
Carib Sea Eco Complete Planted Black Aquarium Substrate
Spider driftwood
Bonsai Tree
Fluval 207 Canister filter X 2
Active Aqua aquarium chiller 1/10hp
Active Aqua 400gph submersible pump
Universal Rock Texas Wall background
Fluval plant 3.0 36" light

Animals:
Kasier Newt X 2
Neon Tetra X 6
Orange Tetra X 3
Cherry Red Shrimp X 3
Ghost Shrimp X 6
Tiger Nerite Snails X 5 (on their way here)

Plants:
Moss Ball
Blyxa Japonica
Amazon Sword
Alternanthera Bettzickiana Aurea
Flame Moss
Staurogyne Repens (on the way here)
 

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Igneous

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How long has this tank been running? I'm asking because of the stone that is weighing down the piece of wood, which makes it look like this tank is brand new.

I do like how you decorated the tank, nice background aswell!

The Neurergus kaiseri is considered critically endangered, so it would be best to breed with them in a set-up without fish limiting the risk of eggs being eaten. In order to breed with them they seem to require a colder winter period.
 

PAUL S.

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The tank has been up about 2 months. The driftwood kept floating even after boiling and submerging a majority of it
 

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Beautiful tank! I'm in love with the bonsai, how did you get that to grow underwater?? I would have never thought that was possible without seeing it, very cool.

One thing though, I'd be worried about the tetras. I'm not personally familiar owning those types, but I know that tetras in general are schooling fish and do best in groups of 6+ species only, and that all tetras can be prone to nipping to varying degrees. Keeping them in smaller numbers can also exacerbate the aggressiveness (they are closely related to pirhanas, after all). If this is an attempt to breed an endangered species of newt, definitely consider either getting more fish, or removing them entirely!
 

PAUL S.

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Beautiful tank! I'm in love with the bonsai, how did you get that to grow underwater?? I would have never thought that was possible without seeing it, very cool.

One thing though, I'd be worried about the tetras. I'm not personally familiar owning those types, but I know that tetras in general are schooling fish and do best in groups of 6+ species only, and that all tetras can be prone to nipping to varying degrees. Keeping them in smaller numbers can also exacerbate the aggressiveness (they are closely related to pirhanas, after all). If this is an attempt to breed an endangered species of newt, definitely consider either getting more fish, or removing them entirely!
Beautiful tank! I'm in love with the bonsai, how did you get that to grow underwater?? I would have never thought that was possible without seeing it, very cool.

One thing though, I'd be worried about the tetras. I'm not personally familiar owning those types, but I know that tetras in general are schooling fish and do best in groups of 6+ species only, and that all tetras can be prone to nipping to varying degrees. Keeping them in smaller numbers can also exacerbate the aggressiveness (they are closely related to pirhanas, after all). If this is an attempt to breed an endangered species of newt, definitely consider either getting more fish, or removing them entirely!
The tetras didn't bother the newts but I did decide to re-home the fish so its just newts shrimp and the snails.
 

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Gorgeous tank! I have also had a hard time in the past with getting wood to sink and stay sunk, even with it having been in a tank for a while. Hope the newts are living their best lives.
 
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    Because his soil is certainly not 80 degrees fahrenheit, and I dont want to freeze the poor bugger with ice packs if he really doesnt need them. Hes been doing fine, but Im just so stressed because I cant get ANy information on how to handle this little guy. Theyre illegal to keep without a permit, but this one would not have survived without my intervention. So I cant call and ask anyone for help. If theres a betetr site than this one, I sure havent found it. But I never get any replies here. We are all just asking questions and getting none answered basically. Its really frustrating as I just want to help this little dude be happy and healthy. All I can get him to eat is potato bugs as well. I cant find anything else that he will eat. Is that even okay? :/ hes been eating strictly those since may first.
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