Well, I decided to get rid of my leopard ctenopoma and start up a breeding project with German Blue Rams.
It's a 10 gallon densely planted tank -
It just has a stock HOB right now but I will be putting a 80gph canister on it when I have the cash. I will be doing 50% water changes twice a week and dosing ferts for the plants every 3-4 days as I usually do. The water is really yellow in the pic because all I have is a 1" ctenopoma and two otos in it right now and I've been neglecting WCs so the ferts stained the water. I ordered a bonded pair from germanbluerams.com
so they should be here within the week. I have read amazing reviews about them so I am pretty confident in my decision.
The first few batches of fry will be left in the tank while I get a fry tank set up. I should be getting a 10 gallon this weekend to QT some snails in and once I get a heater and set up for live food cultures, I'll start pulling eggs. I would like the parents to have a chance to get settled and have some high-protien snacks as well while they do so anyways. I will be feeding frozen bloodworms and high quality flakes. I may even go get some NLS at some point.
2 Otocinclus Cats
2 German Blue Rams (bonded pair)
Tap Parameters -
This tank has been cycled and running stocked for 4 months.