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Cory landscaping & Native (Japanese Plants)
The Sept issue of Fish Magazine has an article about different natural
environment tanks for Cory cats. There is also a list for many common, less
common and hard to find plants suitable for a pond or aquarium. The list has
over 100 different species/varieties and i will get around to translating
some of this and posting it.
In the meantime here is some cory stuff.
The currently known species are divided into 7 groups and they live in 5
Habitat 1 is a clay/laterite substate with driftwood and swordplant species.
There is no visible current. pH is low and the water has tannins in it.
Habitat 2 is a sand/gravel substate with driftwood, rocks and leaves
interspersed. Emergent plants,bunch plants, sagitaria and swordplant
species. There is moderate current. pH is neutral and the water is clear.
Habitat 3 is a spring environment. There is a visible current. pH is low and
the water is clear. Bunch plants predominate with some open areas.
Habitat 4 is a fine sand substate with emergent plants. There is a vigorous
Habitat 5 is a clay/laterite substate with driftwood rocks. There is slow
visible current. pH is low and the water has some tannins in it. Plants are
those that cling to the rocks or driftwood.
OK, this is a start on the article which runs for 25 pages of Kanji text,
beautiful photos and illustrations. I will work on the rest of it as that is
where the going gets interesting as the article recommends which plants go
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