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My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby sanjoybetta » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:00 am

It was always a dream to keep native species like Parambassis lala, Badis sp, scarlet badis etc. So on 14th sept, 2015 I collected some P. lala and badis, set up a 2 feeter bare bottom, with a sponge filter and gradually turned it into a low tech planted aquarium.
Feeding: feeding them exclusively on live food. (mosquito larvae, grindal worms, Mixed zoo plankton etc)
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby rahul » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:04 pm

substrate ,substrate and substrate.
Does that colourful substrate really exist in nature??
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby sanjoybetta » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:12 pm

rahul wrote:substrate ,substrate and substrate.
Does that colourful substrate really exist in nature??

No, not at all, they dont exist. Actually i didnt want to make any biotope kind of set up. This is just for keeping some native fish. that's why i added those stones.
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby ambor2013@live.com » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:40 pm

But these colors of substrate make the entire setup unnatural.. I think proper setup also help fishes to show their beautiful normal colourization... So , biotope is not the fact.its totally different thing,a biotope always based on various water parameters .
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby Sunny » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:44 pm

Use low light and slightly tan the water with some almond leave extract or bogwood. Lala will show its true coloration of red fins.
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby sanjoybetta » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:54 am

ambor2013@live.com wrote:But these colors of substrate make the entire setup unnatural.. I think proper setup also help fishes to show their beautiful normal colourization... So , biotope is not the fact.its totally different thing,a biotope always based on various water parameters .

Thank u for ur valuable comments. I do admit that the setup looks unnatural and i will change the stones with some natural stones soon.
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby sanjoybetta » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:58 am

Sunny wrote:Use low light and slightly tan the water with some almond leave extract or bogwood. Lala will show its true coloration of red fins.

I am using a 20 watts CFL in a 2'X10"X10" aquarium. The substrate is only construction sand and a layer of those coloured stones. No CO2, no fertz. Is it ok(except the substrate)?
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby Sunny » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:14 am

Perfectly ok but sand is going to create problems in the long run use sand gravel. Use plants which can grow in that light waiting for your final setup lalala and badis are a great combo
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby SanamMarik » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:23 am

Sunny wrote:Perfectly ok but sand is going to create problems in the long run use sand gravel. Use plants which can grow in that light waiting for your final setup lalala and badis are a great combo

what kind of problems? please elaborate...
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Re: My native Parambassis lala tank

Postby sanjoybetta » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:52 pm

@SanamMarik Can I use flourish excel and Flourish plant nutrients in my tank for good growth of the plants?
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