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Pygmy Island - 60P low light scape

dw1305

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Hi all,
I'm obsessed with these Pygmies.
Can you get hold of some <"structural leaf litter">, Magnolia grandiflora, Guava (Psidium spp.) or Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa) etc?

It really helps <"with long term maintenance">, have a look at Larry Waybright's (@apistomaster) comments in the linked PlanetCatfish thread. Larry is about as good as it gets in terms of fish maintenance.

The other thing that makes a real difference is a <"Banana or micro-worm"> (Panagrellus spp.) culture. I don't have any Grindal Worms (Enchytraeus buchholzi) at the moment, but the Pygmy Cories have <"carried on spawning"> on a largely Daphnia, <"Bugbites"> and Banana-worm diet.

cheers Darrel
 
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Libba

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Hi all,

Can you get hold of some <"structural leaf litter">, Magnolia grandiflora, Guava (Psidium spp.) or Indian Almond (Terminalia catappa) etc?

It really helps <"with long term maintenance">, have a look at Larry Waybright's (@apistomaster) comments in the linked PlanetCatfish thread. Larry is about as good as it gets in terms of fish maintenance.

The other thing that makes a real difference is a <"Banana or micro-worm"> (Panagrellus spp.) culture. I don't have any Grindal Worms (Enchytraeus buchholzi) at the moment, but the Pygmy Cories have <"carried on spawning"> on a largely Daphnia, <"Bugbites"> and Banana-worm diet.

cheers Darrel

I'm a bit hesitant to add leaves to the tank because I'm not a fan of tannins. I love the live food suggestion though. I've just ordered a microworm culture to start with and then I'll give daphnia a try after that.
 
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dw1305

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Hi all,
I'm a bit hesitant to add leaves to the tank because I'm not a fan of tannins.
Some leaves don't add much colour, in the UK the one people usually use is Beech (Fagus sylvatica), but I'm guessing that isn't available to you. Personally <"I like some humic substances"> so I always have a bit of tint.

I'm pretty sure that "Guava" (either Psidium guajava or P. cattleyanum ) won't <"colour the water much">.

cheers Darrel
 
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