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Recent content by MacZ

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    Colourless poop from my Apisto Cockatoo dwarf cichlid

    Allright! You can just call me Mac, the "sir" is not necessary. ;)
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    Doubts if a pair of Apistogramma cacatuoide or other could pair with my betta

    Standard domestic betta, like a veiltail or something? Better don't, not going to end well.
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    S.A. dwarf chiclids in lido 200

    Although the footprint (70x50cm) is not ideal but possible with Apistogramma, the tank is definitely too small for longterm keeping of angelfish. You can house some juveniles for maybe some months, so unless you HAVE a bigger tank for them to go in when grown out a bit, don't keep angels. Due...
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    Colourless poop from my Apisto Cockatoo dwarf cichlid

    Please use separate meds. General broadband meds contain a lot of stuff you don't need in this situation and can weaken the fish additionally. First treat the ich, then the inner parasites. And yes, agree, let's hope there are no worms involved. Edit: I usually don't recommend products by...
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    Colourless poop from my Apisto Cockatoo dwarf cichlid

    Sorry, I don't know what manufacturers are available there. All should come with instructions, though.
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    Colourless poop from my Apisto Cockatoo dwarf cichlid

    If it is really Ich garlic won't help. What for? The white poop and the overall look of the Apisto tell me it's internal parasites, not bacteria. This could be worms, protozoans or flagellates. While the latter two can be treated with the same meds, worms would need a different treatment. Get...
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    Suitable tank mates - again

    You don't have to add anything specifically. Keep the sand layer relatively thin (3-4cm max) and the Apistos, chewing sand, are keeping it all clean. You would only have to poke the sand maybe 1-2x a month with a chopstick (more to probe for problems than for actual maintenance) and that's it. I...
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    Viejita Red or cacatuoides?

    I have kept A. ortegai and A. hongsloi, for A. panduro I have some first hand experience but it was not my tank, just cared for it for a while. Albeit my tank is also quite small I can say A. hongsloi are relatively docile but if the females get in breeding mode half the tank will be guarded...
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    "Rio Orinoco Biotope" (20 Gallon long) advice.

    The angle is in my experience due to feeding habits as a picking browser and for camouflage. Between twigs and branches I often can't see them at first glance. Count them in this picture for example. There are 7 in it.
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    "Rio Orinoco Biotope" (20 Gallon long) advice.

    Funnily enough they proved to be only panic-jumpers in my tank and that means I only see that happening e.g. when I do a little more than just the regular maintenance and unintentionally corral them into a corner. And even then it's not really actual jumping. My tank is 45cm tall, usually the...
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    Apistogramma Macmasteri Harem Stocking

    For understanding structure: Apistogramma tend to populate mostly only the bottom 3rd of the tank. Hence breaking the lines of sight means putting rocks, driftwood and/or dense patches of plants in as such view blocks. Usually the fish defending a territory will also follow others around...
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    Apistogramma Macmasteri Harem Stocking

    That is a great looking tank. I would stick to the pair and be content with it. Adding any more specimens will at least cause trouble among the females. The structure is good, but not practical for a trio either. Caves alone don't make a territory. Lines of sight have to be broken and...
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    Viejita Red or cacatuoides?

    A pair. In a 29 gallon there is not enough room for a trio, not to mention two pairs. And even with a pair you will have to have good structure, so the fish can evade each other if necessary. For breeding purposes I would try and have a second tank (10gallon) cycled and running so the fish can...
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    Sawbwa resplendens

    While water parameters and cohabitation should be no problem, I doubt they are fry-safe.
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