Have you had any of your rams die? Are they very aggresive?Type of setup South American (basically) Community
Tank 160L, 35UK gallons, Dimensions 36 x 15 x 18 inches
Filtration One Fluval 3Plus Internal Filter, getting an external soon. Also has an air pump.
Lighting One Power-glo Light tube
Substrate Pea Gravel 5cm depth
Decor Granite, slate and quartz rock. Plants include amazonian swords, Vallis sp. and Cabomba (sp?) and various plastic and silk. Other decor includes 2 plant pots and a piece of PVC Pipe
Maintenance 30% water change fortnightly, filter cleaned out at same time, in removed tank water.
Feeding Various flake and tablet foods offered once a day. Bloodworm 3 times a week
9 Rummy Nosed Tetras (Hemigrammus bleheri)
2 Golden Angel Fish (Pterophyllum scalare)
1 Black Marble Angel Fish (Pterophyllum scalare)
3 Rams (Microgeophagus ramirezi)(brought as 1 male and 2 females, but actually 2 male and 1 female) (Favourite fish in this tank lol)
3 Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia lacustris) (not S. American)
1 Half Banded Spiny Eel (Macrognathus circumcinctus) (not south american)
1 Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp.)
Brief history of the tank This tank used to have my polypterus in when they were babies, but they have now all moved out so about a month ago i setup it up again as a tank for South American Fish, but my mum had to put some rainbow fish in it, which ruined the theme lol.
before it had the polypterus in, it had a breeding pair of firemouths, before that, a group of young Black Ghost Knives, before that, a pair of kribensis and some and livebearers. the spiny eel has always been in there, so just stays there lol
Some pics from the tank
Rainbows and tetras
The Lake Kutubu Rainbows
One of the angels, the others didn't like the camera
And the Rams, I love these fish!! and i am so proud that they havent died lol, as they are famous for being delicate.