I have a 190 litre (50 US Gallon) tank I am wanting to fill with some colomesus asellus (lfs
says I could have up to 6 in one this size - not sure I want that many). I am wanting to set up as near as poss an amazon biotope for them to live in and wondering if anyone on here has one set up.
I am looking at using onyx sand as substrate - is there an advisable 'size' of substrate? The onyx I have seen has gravel size pieces in it and I don't want them thinking they are snails and damaging teeth or something! Also are there any concerns with the effect on ph this substrate has? The lfs
were very hung up about which substrate could be used due to the effect on ph.
I have live plants in my other tank and would want to do the same here, as near to the amazon biotope spec as possible.
I would love to have a plec or two in with them, any advice? Not a fish I have ever kept so one that is reasonably easy to care for as I think caring for the puffers will be a full time job in itself! Any advice as to which should go into the new tank first to reduce the chance of conflict?
Any advice appreciated, I have read every post on here about puffers I think during the thought process! There is some fantastic advice and I can't wait until the tank is up and running and I can report on progress!