05-29-2011, 03:13 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Groveport, OH, USA (recently moved here from Texas)
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| | Re: Texas cichlids
Their natural habitat is the Rio Grande but they can also been found in the San Marcos and currently in Buffalo Bayou. A nice rock-scape would be fitting and a few large plants perhaps? For a San Marcos biotope, get a gravelly/sandy bottom with some large limestone rocks (or something similar) and plants that can handle the water hardness (and can be found in that habitat) such as Ludwigia repens, Hornwort, Cabomba, Sagittaria, Vallisneria, Fissidens, etc... If you have a pair, definitely follow mudboot's advice on space, as they will dig up and rearrange as they see fit.