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Old 02-03-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Cockatoo apisto in community tank

I tried this in getting started but got no hits, so I thought I'd try the cichlid folks.

I was looking over my 55 gallon and thinking about the fish I have in there and the fish planned to go in there and realized it ran very much to black and gray *lol* Not sure how that worked out--it wasn't planned, just the fish I liked--but I decided it needed a splash of color so the mind went first to the only cichlid I've really been looking at. Luckily for me, it's peaceful and a dwarf.

I currently have 2 Sterba's Corys, 3 Panda Corys, and 6 Black Neon Tetras in there. I have 3 Pearl Gouramis in quarantine to be added and 3 Peppered Corys in the betta tank waiting to move over. Plan on adding another Sterba, another 6 Black Neons, and 3 Pitbull plecos, depending on how the corys school might be rounding out their groups to 5 apiece, and for a while was considering a trio of black mollys, but that one's up in the air. It's planted, has a Aqueon Quietflow 55/75 currently running and will either have a Fluval 204 or another Aqueon added--depends on whether the Fluval I got with the tank has a working motor or not. I'm lazy and haven't tested it yet.

Would a male cockatoo apisto work with these guys? Research indicates it wouldn't be a problem, but research can only tell you so much, so I thought I'd ask y'all.
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apistos usually only have problems with other apistos or similiar conspecifics. You should be fine adding one to your tank.
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A male apisto would work fine, IMO, and would make a great centerpiece fish. Apistos are typically peaceful unless they are spawning. I like the stock list that you are planning- good job!
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Sweet! Thanks guys ^_^


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A male apisto would work fine, IMO, and would make a great centerpiece fish. Apistos are typically peaceful unless they are spawning. I like the stock list that you are planning- good job!
Aww..thanks. I've got a lot of respect for the experienced folk on this forum, so that gave me the warm fuzzies.
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