Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:50 AM
ultimately aquatic plants are so much cheaper than overseas so... as for sources for fishes, you can visit all the fish farms. im sure you wont be disappointed. if however you wish to visit some LFS..there's a cheap one at yishun...but sorry cant really remember the address. clementi blk 328 is also good. thomson has got 2 shops that sell some nice plants too.
for planted tanks i'm sure you are already eyeing some small schooling fishes. any species in particular?
Posted 27 October 2005 - 03:09 PM
Blk 328 Clementi?? no goodlah..
I like tetras and also like the cichlids.. Now eyeing cardinal tetras as well as angle fish and/or discus. BUt the fish are all abt standard price.. the plants are wat varied. Went to Serangoon Ave 1 .. So ex. then tot I found a place selling cheap aquatic plants at 618 Yishun. After a while that too got ex.. now no 50 is the best yet..
Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:42 PM
CAPRICORN Aquarium aka 'Ah Pek'
No. 33, Pasir Ris Farmway 2, Singapore 510000
Tel: 6583 9339
Some plants match well with certain fish, for e.g. Sword plant, Cryptocoryne with discus, & mixing discus with tetra should be fine also, but not so sure about cichlid. usually cichlid's environment is more rocky as they're more territorial & like to 'chop' caves for their 'hideout'. they're more aggressive than discus too... so it's better not to mix them with tetras.
some suggestions to start. if u chose plants to be your showcase, then select the types & compatible ones you fancy - fish are just sidekicks. if u like to show fish more, then build your tank around the type of fish you like for eg, rocky scapes for cichlids.
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Posted 01 November 2005 - 02:03 AM
I tot of getting some cardinal tetras.. maybe ard 70-100 pcs
Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:03 AM
cardinal tetras look nice in planted tank. i had them when i first setup my planted tank.
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Posted 04 November 2005 - 09:52 PM
for neon tetras, they're prone to neon tetras disease which at the moment has no remedy for it. i would suggest you quarantine the not so healthy looking ones - check for any lumps esp. the tail bone area.
Posted 04 November 2005 - 09:56 PM
will look out for the symptoms u mention
wonder if the disease could be caused by any of the aquatic plants therein
Posted 04 November 2005 - 10:17 PM
if u have expensive fish, then do the extreme - quarantine the plants also! :tongueout: