Africans vs South Americans
I've been reading fairly often that you should not mix continents in one tank. That got me thinking as I'm currently mixing Africans and South Americans in my 120 gallon. I was thinking that if I was to get another tank and separate them, what would I do differently from one tank to the other? There really wouldn't be that many changes I could make.
I can't change the water as I read it's best to leave the pH alone rather than trying to fix it and have everything out of whack. My pH is always pretty high, over 8 to be more precise. I've tried lowering it in the past and found it's just a waste of time and money. Is this high pH better for Africans or SA's? I thought it was better for SA's until I read otherwise.
The only change in diet I would think to make is to add spirolina to the African tank and not give them shrimp. Both tanks would still get the cichlid food and cucumber.
Am I missing something there or is there really a huge difference between the two, other than the above as well as decor and aggression levels. I think that if the fish are bred in captivity for generations, do they really need a specific decoration in the tank, would they really know the difference in what they like and don't like. My Africans for example have no interest in the rocks in my tank.
Patti the Pomeranian
Houdini the Bearded Dragon