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the joys of bigger tanks...
I've been keeping Fundulopanchax scheeli for a couple of years now, a very hassle free fish as long as you change the water. I had some in a 5 gallon (pair), 2 1/2 gallon (trio), and a bunch of fry in a 10 gallon grow out tank.
I've just put them all into a fairly densely planted 30 gallon. What a treat! It is right next to my desk at work and I could watch them all day long, the males chasing the females, the females chasing the males, the females chasing the females and so on. Even the just fry that are just starting to show colors are getting into it.
If you have racks of tanks in the basement and haven't set up a planted display tank, you really need to. I have a pair of Pelvicachromis taeniatus "Nigeria Red" in there with a cave, hope to get some lampeyes and West African tetras also next month.
There are a pair of male epiplatys dageti in there, I'll pull them out in 2 weeks and bring to the local society auction. They are really being chased around by the scheeli females, looking both harassed and maybe a bit interested, need to get them out of there.
But anyway, set up a big tank, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
pZ -- Paul Cezanne
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