Shane wrote:That is a tank after my own heart. Well done.
racoll wrote:Yes, I really like this tank too. Very nice.
Thanks Shane. Are the Barbus spp. you have collected in Africa very similar to Puntius spp. externally???
racoll wrote:Have you tried adding a backing to the tank? That might make both the cyprinids and the catfish feel feel a bit more secure and outgoing.
Shane wrote:Not at all. Most African barbs have the longer, minnow-type body shape. There are also very few with interesting colors or patternings. Hence the lack of exports. Nearly all spp are either an overall brown to silver with a dark lateral stripe or brown to silver with spots along the lateral line. This makes them difficult to distinguish to sp level.-Shane
Won't the background cut off whatever little light trickles in???
There are also very few with interesting colors or patternings. Hence the lack of exports
sidguppy wrote:what temperature is that tank?
I think with a tiny Anabantoid in there (parosphromenus or so) the tank will be even better.....
you wouldn't say that if you ever saw adult colored-up Rayamas christyi.
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