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Two Biotope Aquariums!

Posted By: Joe Loach <jloach@gte.net>
Date: Saturday, 5 September 1998, at 12:46 p.m.

From "Aquarium Fish," by Ulrich Schliewen. Barron's Books ISBN 0-8120-1350-6. p. 36-37:

Tank Type: Southeast Asian Still Water W/Dense Vegetation. This is a tank for slow-moving labyrinth fishes that build bubble nests, for small barbs or danios, and for catfishes. Population: Smallish, Southeast Asian catfishes, a group of coolie loaches, a shoal of danios, two or three pairs of honey gourami or dwarf gourami. Tank size: 40 X 16 X 16 inches (100 X 40 X 40 cm). Set-up: For the bottom use dark gravel that doesn't have sharp edges (these fish borrow). Supply hiding places in the form of coconut shell halves with entry holes. Add roots that stick up in the back of the tank, and plant all