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  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread How to sex Hongsloi?.
    I think you mean ventral fins, and no, many young males - and in some species even mature ones - show some black on the ventrals
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread How to sex Hongsloi?.
    To me it looks more female/juvenile.
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread How to sex Hongsloi?.
    I think that you are right: 3 males and 1 female (top, more in focus one in last photo). I'm not 100% positive about fish in photo 3...
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread Apistogramma abacaxis.
    A 'quick and dirty' conversion I use is 17 ppm TDS per 1°dGH, so 120 ppm is roughly 7° dGH.
  • Mike Wise
    Well, they are not what is typically considered double/triple red cacs. These strains show red markings surrounded by black on the fins...
  • Mike Wise
    Me? No, not over a grow-out tank. I have done small night lights on breeding tanks with apistos that tended to be more shy. These...
  • Mike Wise
    The simple answer is as long as it takes. It really depends on its environment, and how it is maintained. Fish growth slows with age but...
  • Mike Wise
    Aquarium books generally did not sell very well in the past and even less anymore - particularly specialty books - unless they are...
  • Mike Wise
    I guess you just added a more dominant fish to the tank. Time and size might alter this.
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread How to sex Hongsloi?.
    Well, males also have slightly higher and more serrated dorsal spines than females. They are probably too young if color is not...
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread Can anybody identify?.
    Yes, A. macmasteri.
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread Can anybody identify?.
    Sorry, but the photo is not good enough for a positive ID, at least by me.
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread Apisto ID?.
    The head profile looks odd for a mac and most macs show red upper/lower margins on the caudal. Do you know what it came in with?
  • Mike Wise
    Mike Wise replied to the thread Sick nijsseni ?.
    Are scales raised on the abdomen? It kind of looks like it in the photo. If so, look up 'dropsy'.
  • Mike Wise
    None at all? I don't think so, but many show little except when brooding. On the other hand some males will also show minor dark...
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