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An interesting read
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Bleher’s Biotopes in Nature and in Aquarium

You may recognise the name Bleher as many fish have been named after him such as Hemigrammus bleheri (rummy-nose/firehead tetra) as indeed some plants such as Echinodorus bleheri (Amazon Sword).

This catalogue is by Heiko Bleher and can be downloaded.

The contents are as follows and contain many photos:-

AFRICA
Congo: Land of Aquarium Fishes
Discovery of a Dreal Lake

AMERICA
Rio Guapore

ASIA
Lao

AUSTRALASIA
Mamberamo

MARINE FISHES
Reef fishes of St. Paul’s Rocks
(mid-Atlantic Ridge, just north of the Equator, about 1000 km from the Brazilian coast)

BIOTOPE AQUARIUM
The Neons & cardinals
The Guppy
The angelfish
The Goldfish


Download HERE (right-click, save as)

I hope you enjoy this read, I did.
Stephen
6 foot (600L) South America Rio Guaporé theme.

7 x Biotodoma cupido, 4 x Laetacara dorsigera, 2 x Apistogramma trifasciata (wild), 20 x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 18 x Hyphessobrycon eques, 30 x Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 18 x Corydoras Sterbai, 12 x Corydoras caudimaculatus, 9 x Otocinclus sp.

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Looks interesting, I'll have a read Smile
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Nice one. Thanks.


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Juwel Rio 450
New World Cichlids
Remainder from closed down tank
Overstocked but happy.
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Cheers

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I hadn't got that one. Smile
If at first you don't succeed....
...get someone else to do it! Big Grin

Enjoy your fish, shrimps and snails!
Ian

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Mobiles are way too complicated for me, although I do have one now. Wink
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It's a good read with some great photos.
The Rio Guapore bit I found very useful.
6 foot (600L) South America Rio Guaporé theme.

7 x Biotodoma cupido, 4 x Laetacara dorsigera, 2 x Apistogramma trifasciata (wild), 20 x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 18 x Hyphessobrycon eques, 30 x Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 18 x Corydoras Sterbai, 12 x Corydoras caudimaculatus, 9 x Otocinclus sp.

My Flickr page
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Thanks for posting that.

I once had the pleasure to listen to a talk by Heiko and he came across as so down-to-earth and so involved in anything aquatic, even after all his years of spent in various rivers and habitats, it was such a joy to listen to him.
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Thank you! Nice to know that my white sand can be useful for some fish!

I was reading about the cardinals and neons (my other half insists we have to have some one day), and just wanted to clarify a couple things.

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Excuse my naivety here. I realise that tank is double my own and must have very powerful filtration, but how much of that stock could comfortably fit in a 240 litre!?

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My eyes almost popped out my head when I read this (or am I that uninformed about stocking levels!?) 🤣
Fluval 240L with 306. Water 1.68 dGh. 

19 Harlequin Rasbora, 15 Rummynose Tetra, 10 Panda Corydoras, 2 Bolivian Rams and 2 Amano shrimp.
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40-50 Cardinal tetras in a 120L is doable as an only species aquarium.
As long as the water is reasonably soft and the water temperature reasonably warm (say 25/26C) and have sufficient filtration.
A large shoal of cardinal tetra is quite impressive, add some live plants and it will be more impressive.

I saw a tank that had several hundred cardinal tetra, it was a large tank that was also very nicely aquascaped.
Impressive, it certainly was.
Here's a pic I took 4 years ago although it does not do it justice.

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6 foot (600L) South America Rio Guaporé theme.

7 x Biotodoma cupido, 4 x Laetacara dorsigera, 2 x Apistogramma trifasciata (wild), 20 x Gymnocorymbus ternetzi, 18 x Hyphessobrycon eques, 30 x Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi, 18 x Corydoras Sterbai, 12 x Corydoras caudimaculatus, 9 x Otocinclus sp.

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I’m sure they really stand out on their own and look even more spectacular with just greenery. So in my 240 I could have 80-100 cardinals as a species only tank!


I’m still surprised at those stocking examples, especially as it has lots of additional tetra and pencilfish, not to mention the otos and corydoras it suggests.

And 10 dwarf cichlids in a 125L!?
Fluval 240L with 306. Water 1.68 dGh. 

19 Harlequin Rasbora, 15 Rummynose Tetra, 10 Panda Corydoras, 2 Bolivian Rams and 2 Amano shrimp.
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