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Old 11-28-2017, 02:51 PM   #11
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Here's the tank. I still need to replace a bulb, but it's what I got. I also have a big bag of leaves if I need more.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:15 PM   #12
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I would suggest adding more cover to break the line of sight.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:19 PM   #13
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I've got a large trash bag of leaves, and I plan on getting another fake plant for the center, those two pots need it.
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I would suggest adding more cover to break the line of sight.
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Wood would work well in the tank hard scape and for the fish.
It is helpful ,sometimes necessary for the fish to able to completely hide from the others. I also recommend at least one more cave then total number of apistos so subdominant has place to go if alpha steals their house...
Believe it or not fish are smart enough to know who is where in short order in tanks. The extra empty cave always adds good distraction for all.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:22 PM   #15
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I'm still trying to decide if I want to replace the 3" pleco with a Bristlenose Pleco. I also only plan on having 2-4 Apistos, only one of them will be male.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:36 AM   #16
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If you're planning to breed the apistos and have the pleco I have heard that the pleco will often eat the eggs. No personal experience with this so cannot confirm for sure but it seems very plausible to me.
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I did read about that as well. I also thought about Otos, but I don't have good experience with them. I lost all of them and I have to drive an hour and a half to boot.
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Okay, lot has changed. I lost my pleco, but replaced it with a BN Pleco, and have some driftwood in the tank as well. Is there much difference between one type of Apisto and the next? My LFS has recently changed hands and supplier. They currently can't get the Cockatoo Cichlids, but they can get Apistogramma Bitaeniata. The only issue is that my tap water, is hard water. It does cause some issues. The guppies love it though.
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I have a pair of bitaeniata that I breed. They are somewhat picky eaters..They are not the pigs I feed often who will eat what ever I offer...
I can't say if they will be ok in hard water ,but I will bet they don't breed or show best color. Most Apistos are going to prefer soft water. I keep my adult male hongslio in my tap which is 7.6 ph /2-3 kh / 9 gh with a TDS of 350 and they show great color so ?
All others for breeding I keep under 100 TDS.
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Okay, That's what I thought. Most Apistos seem to be soft water fish. Now to wait for them to get a breeding pair of Cockatoo Cichlids in. That should be easy.
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