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Old 11-17-2019, 10:11 AM   #81
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That's a healthy female.
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That's a healthy female.


Both or which pic brooks?
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:08 PM   #83
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They kind of all look fem to me?? Dorsal spike means something. I forget though :/
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:40 PM   #84
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40 breeder Apistogramma build

I thought that the couple longer ones and if there are blue spots on the black patch right below it or not that was the easiest way to tell. But you and cb have both said that I have to females and Iím inclined to go with yíallís experience
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Old 11-17-2019, 03:39 PM   #85
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Bandit knows 100%.
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Ya thatís what I was thinking too
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Old 11-17-2019, 04:48 PM   #87
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They're females .. I look at rams all day ~!
I am late to the party as is common ..
How when you wanted female mcmasteris did you end up with a male hongslio rostrich ??
He was a looker ,shame you lost him ...
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I didnít think he was a McMasteri after he colored up. Thatís probably what stressed out the females to bring out the disease if he didnít kill them himself. Iíve still got that male though, heís an awesome fish comes right up to the front if I walk up and will follow you from side to side.
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Nice ! I bred the rostrich strain for a while .
Great fish with awesome color ..
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So what should I look for if I want to find a male gbr then cb? I think I might try and swap out one of the females for a male if I can.
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The best tell is still the anal fin .
Look for a ram with it's anal fin that clearly reaches into the tail fin .
That will be a male ,Most females have a shorter anal fin that ends at the base of the tail ..
If they are the same age then the male should be noticeably larger also ..
If they all look the same size then likely they are all same sex IMO .
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Well this tank has kind of turned into an algae mess in the week I was out of town. Dog sitter took it upon themselves to turn the lights on 12+ hours a day and Iím pretty sure feed a couple times a day, even though I asked them not to mess with the tank. Going to try a split light schedule, and if that doesnít work Iíll start researching co2.
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Eek! Good luck on fixing. Right awful getting rid of algae once it gets in.
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On the plus side - I guess the fish are fat and happy?!
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Fish sitters are often fish killers!!!

Well I will be following along about CO2 - Something I have been considering. Basically what I recall is a 2 stage regulator is important for accuracy and fish safety. DIY yeast bottles are yuck. These sorts of things are my least favorite things to study about for a tank. Please share your findings and thoughts!
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That sucks. Dont touch the tanks! Hit me up before you buy any gear. I have 2 of everything you need.
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Will do brooks, thanks. Iíve done 6 50% changes while manually removing as much as I can and have it set for 2 4 hour periods with 6 dark hours in between. Gonna see how bad it is by Sunday my normal wc day.
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Well the algae has definitely returned, but itís also not nearly as bad. Itís totally killing the moss though as that seems to be what collects most of it. Was thinking about trying some Amano shrimp but also thought they might become expensive food for the apistos sand rams. Also did something last weekend thatís probably dumb but has been working out awesome so far. Pics to come if I can get the tank looking half way decent or at least not horrendous
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