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Old 09-11-2019, 04:38 AM   #1
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Apistogramma Cacatuoides Set-up (cost + Difficulty?)

Dear all,

I'm living in a flat in a city, so space is not abundant, but would really love to set-up a tank with a couple (or maybe harem) of Apisto's (Cacatuoides).

I'm having some very basic questions about this, and would love some advice!
  • Would the Superfish Home 80 be a good choice?
  • What is the estimated cost I should account for to get from zero to a running tank?
  • What's the level of difficulty? (I had some tropical fish as a teenager)
  • In terms of workload, is it possible to keep it reasonable to maintain the tank?

Really appreciate all the help!

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Low light plants and these fish are said to be pretty easy to care for.

If you can find a cichlid society / cichlid club in your area, they often have auctions and members/breeders will sometimes have more beautiful fish than available at stores. And so many varieties!!! Have so many friends who keep/have kept and love these guys.

30G tank and getting the tank matured and stable will be important, and keeping up on maintenance is important.

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