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Re: Killi permanent tank setup
Tish KB wrote:
> I have a pair of fundulopanchax gardneri n'sukka that
> i'm tired of looking at in a breeding setup and would
> like to give them a nicer home. They're currently in a
> 5 gal tank that i'd like to plant w/ low light plants
> and maybe add a few cory cats or kuhli loaches. I'd
> like to use either pool filter size sand for the
> substrate, but i'm worried if i feed live worms
> they'll burrow into the substrate and cause a mess.
Not a problem, normally, Tricia. If a few live in the sand, they stick up
their nose and get eaten eventually. If you add Corys, they will burrow
through an inch or more of sand to get one blackworm.
Don't expect any GAR eggs to survive Cories, tho. They are most efficient
egg eaters, IME.
> What type of plants would make a more natural setup
> for killis?
Aponogetons, Java Fern, Java moss, Water Sprite, Banana Plant, and Anubias
all go well. If you have some current, I like Bolbitis, too. It is an
African version of Java Fern with longer stalks and scalloped leaves.
> Should i really worry about the worms
> burrowing into the substrate?
Nope, unless you horrendously overfeed and they all die at once (Medicating?).
> will the bottom feeders
> be OK w/ the killis or should they really be in their
> own tank?
Depends on if you want breeding or showing, as I said above.
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