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Old 05-07-2004, 12:26 AM   #1
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Species Tanks: Pros and Cons?

Let me have 'em.
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Old 05-07-2004, 12:31 AM   #2
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I am thinking of doing a Brichardi tank. Now by species tank does that mean that one species is dominant or is that the only species in the tank. I don't know.
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xray - I reccomend the brichardi tank, I have a breeding colony of 5 adults and 50+ fry and it's one of my favourite tanks. Its neat watching the fry from an older spawn looking after their younger brothers and sisters.
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Since I have testy labyrinths, most of my tanks are pretty much species tanks by default. ^_^ Some have bottom feeders for clean-up and dithering.
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Advantage, you can set up the perfect environment for a single fish.

Disadvantage, you only get a single species.

Might I suggest a biotype?
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Old 05-07-2004, 02:18 AM   #6
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Hehe. Isn't it a "biotope?"

I have a species-only puffer tank, and I still enjoy the little guys immensely.

Most ppl do keep maintenance fish in a species-only tank. Plecos, otos, amano shrimp... that sort of thing, as long as they aren't threatened by the main species. I keep large amanos in with my dwarf puffers. No shame in it.
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