[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
[APD] Anubias and Bolbitis
I have a 75-gallon tank that I will be stocking with some Central American
sand sifting cichlids from the genus Thorichthys some time next week. I have
a 1" mixture of fine aragonite sand and Tahitian Moon fine black sand for a
substrate and a lot of driftwood for decoration. I have (3) 32W T-8 bulbs
over the tank for about 1.25 watts per gallon and it is filtered by (2)
Emperor 400 bio-wheel filters so there is a fair amount of current and
I plan to put in a lot of Java Fern to provide some additional cover and
territory for the cichlids, and because I want some green in there. But I
also would like to have some other plants. I don't think anything rooted
would do well with such a shallow and finely grained substrate and constant
sifting by the cichlids. I tried floating hornwort and water sprite, but
they end up slowly rotating at the front of the tank from all the current
generated by the power filters.
I have considered Bolbitis fern, but I hear they are a little pickier than
Java Fern about CO2, pH, and light. So I'm not sure how they would do in a
low CO2, low light, and high pH tank like mine. I also have considered some
Anubias, because I have heard they will do well attached to driftwood. But I
also have heard that they do much better with a deep iron rich substrate.
Could anyone offer an opinion on how they think Bolbitis or Anubias would do
in my tank?
Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today - it's FREE!
Aquatic-Plants mailing list
Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com