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Re: Brichardi Planted Tank
« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2015, 10:55:28 PM »
Help: I found one 1" juvie is banised into the upper corner tank (behind canister outlet) with its fin nipped, and another 3/4" juvie dead inside the HOB filter outlet.

I'm very confused because I read in various articles and threads that N. brichardi is a step-breeding colony which takes of its offsprings. So why did this happen?

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Re: Brichardi Planted Tank
« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2015, 06:32:16 AM »
My guess: Juvie is a male and big man wants to be the only big man in the tank.  More fry on the way.  Rehome the juvie or wait a bit and feed the plants.
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Re: Brichardi Planted Tank
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2015, 09:23:40 AM »
Thanks Kenny. I removed the outcast.

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Re: Brichardi Planted Tank
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2015, 05:31:30 PM »
Nobody commented on your Bucephalandra plants :o :o I believe I read you live on Borneo, or at least you said that people near you go out in the jungle and rip these plants out. Since these plants only live in Borneo, there's my assumption. Beautiful plants. How are they doing now?

I have three of these plants. Don't know the variety. All were given to me. I have them planted in a two one gallon Nano jars attached to wood and rock. I am not too sure about their minimum temperatures since they are not heated and our house goes down to 62F (16.7 C) in the winter.

Here's a great article on these plants. http://www.aroid.org/gallery/boyce/Schismatoglottideae%20of%20Borneo%20XXX%20%E2%80%93%20Bucephalandra%20-%20%5BWilldenowia%2044%2C%20DOI%20httpdx.doi.org10.3372wi.44.44201%5D%20-%20Wong%20%26%20Boyce%202014.pdf   

I had N. brichardi in a 75 gallon tank. It was filled with rocks. I had a reverse flow undergravel filter in it. I ended up with two breeding pairs and tons of fry. I believe there were up to 5 generations of fry hanging around the home base. They would all protect the youngest from the Malawi cichlids that were in there too.

I thought I had some photo's of this tank, but I couldn't find any. It was set up around 2000 or so.
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Re: Brichardi Planted Tank
« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2016, 01:10:15 AM »
I observed that anubias is hardier and easier to grow than bucephalandra ;D So I no longer buy buchephalandra anymore ;)