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  1. Yeah I remember looking that up a little while back but couldn't find exactly where it took off. It seems to have kinda spontaneously exploded.
  2. It was said on a few of the live streams and more than a couple of times on RFT. I'll see if I can did an episode number or date up.
  3. So I was recording a little video today and trying to say Guppies, but was talking about guppy Endler hybrids and spat out Gupplers. Found a reference to Gupplers back in 2013 and I'm sure it was said long before then. Of course we know where the term Nerm came from, as well as Techmologies. But I'm wondering, if we call these Nerm tongue slips Nermisms then what are some of your favorite Nermisms?
  4. Those African Banded Barbs are pretty cool. I don't think the Ropefish would do very well with the Buffalo head though.
  5. Just an update for you guys since you were helpful before. I ended up picking up some catfish, but not going with Synodontis. Instead we got 5 of these from our LPS https://aquaticarts.com/products/debauwi-catfish. They're in quarantine now. We also got a tiger lotus, and I ended up with duckweed mixed with my red root floaters so I'll probably add some of that as well.
  6. Thank you both for your help and input on my question. I do already have Red Root Floaters, so it would just be a matter of propagation and transferal. Right now apparently we're having an issue with the Buffalohead snacking on the Crinum so I'm going to wait and see before I add anything else but will definitely look into the afore mentioned Bolbitis, Ammannia, and Aponogeton. I'm also very seriously considering Nymphaea Zenkeri (Red Tiger Lotus).
  7. Water Lettuce is illegal (invasive species) in Alabama, the other two don't really fit the biotope, but I appreciate it nonetheless.
  8. I appreciate that, I was looking at Synodontis. I've kept upside-down cats before so they're a definite possibility, though a little shy in my experience. Do you have any floating plants in particular for me to consider that would fit the biotope?
  9. Okay, so a little background, because why not. I was resetting up my 55 gallon aquarium to be a community planted tank which I had a very clear vision for that mostly consisted of guppies. My wife who had never really shown interest actually seemed into it this time. She surprised me one day by calling me up out of the blue and asked if she could add a Betta to the tank. I tell her to ask the LPS she was at what they thought, but I didn't see why not. So she comes home with a single male Congo Tetra they talked her into paying $20 for. I'm pretty livid about this but okay, it is what it is. Except ONE Congo? Nope that just won't work sure this one was mature so a higher price tag, whatever. I hop in my car and head to the closest big box. Congo Tetras $5 a piece, buy four get one free. Perfect. Fast forward a bit, needless to say my guppies can't colony breed because the fry are getting gobbled up. My wife in the meantime has fallen in love with Cichlids, specifically Mbuna and Buffalohead. Wait Buffalohead... A diabolical plan begins to form in my head. Why don't we set up a Congo themed tank?! It's genius! So here's where you fine #FishFam come in. I'm looking for stocking ideas. Plants, inverts, and fish. Specifically something like Congo versions of Corydoras. Are there Corys in the Congo? So me other type of small catfish to help with clean-up? It's a 40 breeder, pH 7.6, running 2 sponge filters and a Tidal 55. Light is a Hygger Advanced Full Spectrum LED 36"-42". Stock is currently 5 mature Congo Tetras and 5 juvenile Steatocranus Casuarius (Buffalohead Cichlids). There are two Crinum Calamistratum and an Anubias on driftwood. I'd like add a Red Tiger Lotus and some Val (maybe Leopard Val).
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