The Biotope Challenge

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Jack Dempsey
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Your tank is fine. Those leathers are awesome.
 

andyjs

Jack Dempsey
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Proteus;3341096; said:
Just got back from vacation with handful of redbelly dace, johnny darters, brook sticklebacks, crayfish, mudminnows that I have caught out of a family property river.... all in one spot- I even brought back the driftwood, plants and some sand....as well as clams, snails theres even 2 fish I'm not sure about the ID yet, they're called nile perch maybe something different they're brown with black stripe over their eyes
Nile perch? Where'd you get them? They have been introduced to some places in the US, but not many. They are HUGE fish and definitely wouldn't go with the other fish you have. Could you take a picture and post it in the native section for a positive ID?
 

grmanrocks

Jack Dempsey
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if this contest was to go anywhere i would be more than willing to submit my Southern California Pacific Coast biotope :)
 

gnuisance

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andyjs;3349508; said:
Nile perch? Where'd you get them? They have been introduced to some places in the US, but not many. They are HUGE fish and definitely wouldn't go with the other fish you have. Could you take a picture and post it in the native section for a positive ID?
Where have Nile Perch been introduced in the U.S? I researched this and wasn't able to find anything. Just curious and looking for a bit more info...
 

Darth Scohin

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Okay, West African Biotype "Plastic Plants" (they had BB on them+Algae swapping out for Bolbitis slowly) Flora: Riccia (not pictured) Anubias
Fauna: Senegal Bichir, Leopard Ctenopoma, Featherfin Syno, Endlicheri Bichir (African Butterflys and Congo Tetras Coming Soon)

I'll update after it has been "aged"



 

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Goliath Tigerfish
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This is a pic of my Rio Negro flooded forest biotpe.
Inhabitants are:
6 Altum angels
18 Rummy-nose tetras
4 sterbae cories ( I know not technically right but still searching for the right ones.)
Driftwood
Fake vegetation
Natural silica sand
1 light with 120W output over the centre.
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Geoey

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True biotopes must have :

1. real live plants (from the intended location)
2. wood/rocks from the right country(mopani in a CA or SA biotope big fail!)
3. fish from the right country location( and environment just because they are from the same location/country does not mean they would encounter each other in the same body of water.
4. the substrait needs to be beliveable.
 
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