VickiPS Posted November 16, 2005 Report Share Posted November 16, 2005 I tried for a week or so, but couldn't resist getting a trio of killies from the lfs -- A. gardneri. They are soooo pretty and cute. The shop has had a dozen in one of the tanks for a few weeks -- $4.70 each. I've read back through the advice and information in previous threads, and have set up a 22l tank with what I had on hand. Black gravel substrate, some silk plants, a couple of small hideys, several bunches of elodea and a ball of java moss. I used a mature small sponge filter, but no heater. I've put an opaque cover on the tank, and some backing. Our water has high pH (around 7.8 usually) so I added PH Down and blackwater extract to bring it down to neutral. Do these guys like a peat substrate? I didn't have a chance to go hunting today, but will look for some tomorrow if that's what they need. They've been rootling aroung the bottom flipping over the few bits of plant material there, so I'm guessing that peat would be a good thing to add. Any further advice would be much appreciated :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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