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Re: [Killietalk] Planted tank
> On Thursday, September 8, 2005, at 11:00 AM, killietalk-request at aka_org
>>your tank is too big for most killies
> It may be too big to easily catch fast-swimming small fish, especially
> if planted heavily enough to make the netting difficult, but it's
> certainly not too big for the fish. Lampeyes would love the schooling
I stand corrected, Diane. I used the wrong words. I should have said
most killies don't have to have that much room.
Many killies can do great in such a big tank, and it could be an
essential for big Lampeyes like the *Lamp. tanganicus* to do their best.
Many other Lampeyes would do great in it, too, but the smaller species
might not show up quite as well. Since he wanted a planted tank, I ruled
out the Rift Lake Species as they tend to be rough on plants and the
harder-than-marble water tends to restrict plant types to a very few.
I was more grasping for fish that might find the space essential, which
suggested the pupfish. Some of those don't reproduce readily in 10G tanks.
Another group that almost no one keeps might be one of the *Orestias*
species. I think they are mostly just too big for small tanks. No
PS Who said this thread was off topic? ;-) Thanks for changing it.
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