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    Mac male won't leave female(?) alone

    Hey guys, I bought the (supposed) pair of macs below a couple weeks ago, they're still in the quarantine tank, but the male (1) won't leave the female (2) alone. I'm even doubting if she is indeed a female, since it's my first pair of macs and, not being experienced enough with this species...
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    Laetacara Species ID

    Looking for third opinions. Sold and indentified as a male Laetacara Dorsigera, around 2 1/2"-3" in size, unsure if it's commercially bred or wild caught. Could someone confirm please?
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    "Guarding" fry from different species?

    Thanks for the reply! I'm positive, she completely ignored the eggs and has since been "protecting" those babies. She has had one batch survive like I said before, and she was really protective of them without having to resort to brute force on the male (can't say the same for the dithers). I'm...
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    "Guarding" fry from different species?

    My cacatuoides pair isnt the most sucessful breeding-wise... From supposedly 4 spawns, only the 3rd was actually taken care of and managed to survive for a few days, since I didn't want to pull them out. Since then, the female's been different. It feels like she is "throwing a tantrum" and wants...
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    Distilled water

    Hey! Thanks for the reply. I've been checking the water consistently with the test strips qnd after all I had really hard water from the start. I was confused about it because I had done a liquid test and it said it was roughly 7.5, but this was indeed quite some time ago. From the tests, my...
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    Distilled water

    Hey guys! The other day I got a pair of Apistogramma Agassizii and I'd really love to breed them. My test strips are probably giving me wrong values, but my *slightly hard neutral water* is hard as a rock and it's pH its way above 8.5 according to them. Due to this almost certain inaccuracy, I'm...
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    How to get him interested?

    Thanks for the reply Ade. I've cut on the ferts. Didn't dose them in the last water change, everything looks the same except for an anubias that isnt getting much light due to the breeding net (going to remove it asap). As for the cories, I'll be removing them from the tank like you both...
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    Hello from Portugal

    Hi and thanks! I've got two pairs of apistogramma cacatuoides. One is orange flash and the other is double/triple red. What about you? :)
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    How to get him interested?

    I bought those because of that. I've had this tank setup with plastic plants for a while and I didn't want to invest a lot of money now that I'm very close to go college, otherwise that orange substrate would have been gone by now too
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    How to get him interested?

    I don't have a TDS pen otherwise I'd tell you how high it is. I've got cabomba and two anubias, planning to switch the two other plastic plants for some moss (inside the rock) and a java fern (at the back). I dont know much about plants yet and the person I bought the plants from told me to dose...
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    How to get him interested?

    Hi, Thanks for the reply! I didn't take them out because the female didn't seem much upset by them (she would ignore them most of the time whilst she was guarding the cave). The water parameters are 0 ammonia, 0 nitrites, 5-10 nitrates. I don't have a good pH test on me, but last time I measured...
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    How to get him interested?

    I've had this pair of apistogramma cacatuoides for about 3 months now in a 15g with 4 bronze corydoras, soft and close-to-neutral water with some tannins and kept at 26°. I've got 2 hiding spots and I've noticed one of them was being guarded by the female for two times now. The male barely cares...
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    Hello from Portugal

    Hey guys! I've been keeping fish for about 5 years now and got into apistogrammas about 3 months ago.
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