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T.natans setup

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alan

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120x45cm tank, 30 cm of water. No filter, lots of plants. 2cm of sand, a couple of handfuls of peat and some oak leaves. Lots of bogwood. I'm going for that swap feeling
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50ppm CaCO3, pH 6-7, 26-27C. There is a 6cm air space and a 5cm glass rim overhanging the tank all the way round, with a 6mm glass lid on the top. Think that'll keep them in?
 
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edward

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Hi Alan,
the overhanging lip will help a lot in keeping them in the tank, but still make sure the glass lid is secure....

Ed
 
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edward

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Hi Alan,
I don't think bricks are needed as they can't get the same leverage that they could when going up a straight corner but they are such escape artists that I would still want a little more security.

Ed

(Message edited by Ed on September 13, 2005)
 
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alan

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One more question (for Tony and anyone else), since two of these are much bigger than the other two, should I worry about the smaller ones getting enough to eat/do anything special for the smaller ones?
 
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anthony

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Nothing special alan just plenty of earthworms bloodworm and lancefish prawns as they have bad eyesight the bigger ones will often miss some of the food as they go around the tank.
Tony.
 
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kim

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Alan, they are very nice! I'd like to come and see them next time im up your way, i have wanted some for quite some time but as of yet i dont have the space.

Was that your Oscar tank? If so wheres the Oscar?
 
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alan

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You're always welcome here Kim
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Yes, that's my (ex-)Oscar tank, somewhat modified to make it escape proof (hopefully).
Sadly, 5 years after I rehomed him from a local fish shop, he passed on to the great fishroom in the sky. Can't have an empty tank now, can we?
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edward

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Hi Alan,
Females can get a lot bigger than the males and I just them enough that all of them get a chance to eat.

I do seperate the offspring by size as the really small ones have a more difficult time in feeding (probably still have the scraping teeth while the larger ones may have shed them already).

Ed
 
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