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Quite a late response to your post however I wanted to jump in on the 'skipping a water change spawning' point. This is often the time when any of my species spawn (after a holiday, business trip etc). I put this down to replicating the rainy season when the real grubby water finally gets washed...
Yeah 2 feeds everyday is way too much food.
I went to an Cichlid experts talk recently and he said it's best to skip days completely
Monday - feed once
Tuesday - feed once
Wednesday - skip
Thursday - feed once
Friday - feed once
Saturday - feed once
Sunday - skip
The readon for...
Sorry to hear the original male died.
For next time/anyone else who's apisto looks like the photo - his body looks exactly like mine did when full of worms (head almost looks enlarged in proportion to the body and wafer thin in width). Kusuri wormer and fluke worked wonders for mine and he...
Congrats on your first spawn!
It all depends how aggressive she is being with them. I always try keep the parents together and let the bring up the fry naturally unless the aggression is really bad. It's not just the nipped fins you need to watch for but also the stress levels caused by being...
I would say it's absolutely perfect. The most important thing is the floor footprint which this tank has a hell of a footprint. Decent enough depth too. You could get a couple of trios in there living comfortably and a nice big group of dithers.
I agree with ErtyJr.
Unfortunately with the commercially bred cacatuoides the brightest and most colourful females are bred from as they sell best which minimizes the differences between the males and females for ID'ing.
As already pointed due to the dorsal fin shape and the lack of black on...
A really nice pair you've got.
Have you thought about putting sand down instead of the gravel?
Apistogramma's are 'earth-eaters' - in the wild they take mouthfuls of sand and sift it through their mouth and gills to take out any morsels of food. It's amazing behaviour to watch and something...
I was at a talk by Uwe Romer the other day on the future developments of apistogramma clarification and on the example of Paulmuelleri he mentioned that it may eventually be split in to two separate species - one being the larger more colourful type and the other a smaller less colourful type...