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Re: Plants for a lake Tangayanikan Biotope
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Plants for a lake Tangayanikan Biotope
- From: Jamie Johnson <Jamie_Johnson at gel.com>
- Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 08:13:01 -0400
- References: <200306041051.h54ApNi0028369@otter.actwin.com>
> Madan Subramanian <madans at hathway_com> asked:
> Subject: Plants for a lake Tangayanikan Biotope
> I would like to know what plants I can use in a lake Tanganyikan Biotope
> I have Anubias and Vallisneria what other plants in addition to these can I
> use ?
Madan, I think the lake is pretty void of much vegetation. Over the years, the
only plants I've seen listed or talked about is vals. The herbivore fish eat a
lot of algae, which is abundant.
Getting away from the biotope, I've used ferns with good success. I also believe
anubias aren't part of the lake biotope, but they will do fine. I know there's a
National Geographic video out about Lake Tanganyika and I've heard it's
wonderful, but I haven't seen it yet. It's called "Jewel of the Rift". If you
can, give it a whirl, it may show some indigenous plants that we've missed over
Let us know what you find out. I've got 3 large tanks of Tanganyikans myself.
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