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Gert's South American Biotope

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  • #300904

    Gert
    Participant

    Hello everybody,

    Here I want to show my 1.20m South American Biotope.

    Tank size:
    120x40x55cm

    The fishes that live in this aquarium are:
    17 Nannobrycon eques
    11 Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis
    8 Nannostomus mortenthaleri
    3 Hypoptopoma thoracatum

    Waterparameters are:
    PH:6,5
    GH:3
    KH:1
    NO2:0
    NO3:10
    PO4:0,1
    Temp:26/27°C – 78,8/80,6F
    EC:150µS










    #319346

    Gert
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    #319347

    Gert
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    #319348

    GvO
    Participant

    You have some stunning fish there and a fantastic looking tank

    #319351

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Wonderful stuff Gert, your tank and fishes look impeccable!

    #319352

    Gert
    Participant

    Thanks, it took a while to find the right combination of fish species for this tank.
    I had a lot of changes in fish species in this tank before I had the right combination. Maybe I will ad a group of 6 Parotocinclus sp. Peru to this tank.

    @GvO, Thank for the compliment but as you know my tank is not as beautiful as your tank. Your tank is an inspiration for my tank. It’s also nice to see we meet again on another forum

    #319356

    N0body Of The Goat
    Participant

    Some great looking fish there!

    Have you ever checked your Hypoptopoma against the H. inexspectatum profile at Planet Catfish?

    Your specimens look very similar to my two and I think I can see the “giveaway” hairline crack going from the snout towards the mouth, on the side of the face near the bottom of the dark patterning, which is an instant definite ID for inexspectatum.

    Females have a straight edge to the rear of their dorsal fin, while males have a “hook” produced by the extension of the thicker, frontmost ray.

    #319358

    Gert
    Participant

    Thanks, because I wasn’t sure about the Hypoptopoma specie I’ve got I made a post on the forum of PC and there they said is was the Hypoptopoma thoracatum. But I’m still not convinced that it is the H. thoracatum. If I look at your photo’s and at the photo’s at PC then it is the H. inexspectatum. To bad this isn’t a specie from Peru but from La Plata, Paraguay and Parana.

    #319360

    Gert
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    #319367

    Gert
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    #319368

    Gert
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    #319409

    Gert
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    #319414

    Matt
    Keymaster

    The Apistogrammoides and N. mortenthaleri are lovely.

    #319431

    keith565
    Participant

    wow, stunning tank and fish.

    #319440

    Gert
    Participant

    @Matt, thanks. The Nannobrycon eques is still a member of the Nannostomus group but don’t why the called it Nannobrycon.

    @Keith565, Thanks for the compliment.

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