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Re: My new paleosuchus trigonatus


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Posted by Bill Moss on March 29, 2003 at 00:00:29:

In Reply to: My new paleosuchus trigonatus posted by Trigonatus on March 28, 2003 at 20:25:29:

Guessing that the 8" caiman is last years hatchling.
I would suggest that you keep the aquarium as easy to clean as possible. Sand, in additon to it not being a natural substrate for the trig, is going to be a real chore to try to filter and keep clean. If you want a substrate in the water area of the tank, use pebbles or similar - something that you can get a vacuum tube into for cleaning.

:Got on the same boat you guys are on!
:I just brought Paleosuchus trigonatus from a friend 2 hours ago and his wife didnt let him to have it in the house. I have 125 gallon fish tank setup. He is 8"(how old do you think it is by their size)? I am wondering if it is OK for me to put sand in the water and let the sand sink. I thought I would give him nice realistic setup with sand and live plants like it would be swimming in South America. Will the sand harm my caiman? I have heard that sand will impact with their digesting because of the silcas (SP?) or it wont hurt at all? The information was based on the lizards and wanted to see if it made any difference between lizards and crocs. I am asking because I am not fond of the pebbles or river rocks. I would like to have some more ideas what else to put in the water. Any response will be appreciated.
:Jake





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