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RE: New 3.2 Pipa pipa

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Posted by: joeysgreen at Sun Dec 11 02:41:34 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

I've kept this species for ~15 years now. I'm no expert still, but IMO I think they prefer little water flow. You could probably get away with a smaller filter, or just direct the flow against the glass to minimize currents. They love places to hide, even if it's just a floating peice of cork bark; you should do well with all your anubias if they are tied down to some drift wood. This species is notorious for uprooting plants. If not already leaking from your wood peices, try adding some tannins (Backwater extract). A dead leaf layer on the substrate is also dynomite for looks and behavior.

When you do get your additional group, be sure to quarantine well! I find that new imports are about 50:50 on survival and you'd hate to bring in something contagious. If your current group all does well, then perhaps stick with them in your 125 tank. With less crowded conditions you'll have a better chance with breeding them.

Ian


   

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