So I wanted to share another setup of mine which I really love. Its new and has developed so fast to this amazing habitat.
This is my Blackwater setup for 10 Boraras Maculatus.
Tank: 10 Gallon
Hardscape: Driftwood Branches, Indian Almond Leaves
The water is stained a dark tea color, with the tannins from the Indian Almond Leaves.
These fish seem really really happy, the tank seems empty but confident that they really feel at home. The fish have bred and I have spotted fry in the tank which is just amazing. Here's a picture of one below, believe me its very difficult to capture them on camera with such low lighting.
Now every fish that you keep might not breed, but getting the setup to mimic nature as much as you can is something I feel we as hobbyists ought to do. Sure Iwagumi tank look awesome, but in my opinion I don't think they're ideal for any fish. So when you're setting up a tank, think about what your fish needs. Also most 'biotope'/ natural setups are fairly cheap too. Don't overstock, keep the fish in the right numbers, conditions etc. and you're gonna really love the results!
Do post comments if any or share pictures of your setups. and until next time