• Hello guest! Are you an Apistogramma enthusiast? If so we invite you to join our community and see what it has to offer. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Apisto enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your fish and tanks and have a great time with other Apisto enthusiasts. Sign up today!

Search results

  1. C

    Borellii with a new lesion

    Hi all! My male Borellii has a lesion near is head, maybe 2 mm. It is like a pimple or a small lump beige lump. He eats and swim as usual. He lives with 2 females in good health and 6 Emperor tetras in a 120 cm tank highly planted tank. Very low population of fish. I am worried because all my...
  2. C

    Sand size and type

    Hi, sorry to ask another question. I think I already know the answer, but I want your opinion on this because there is not a lot of info on these fish. Is it possible to add A. Papagayo or Atahulpa to my tank (with my present borellii)? Probably that Borellii are too gentle but... Are they...
  3. C

    Sand size and type

    Thank you. I just want to make it right and dont make mistake. My tank is 120x40x30 (approximatly). How can I post a photo on this thread? I think it is well decorated, but I am not a pro. My 2 females are always together. I will add one and check for a male after that. I really love...
  4. C

    Sand size and type

    Hi Mike, thank you. I will think about this before adding new fish. I will definitely quarantine any new fish. I already have 5 Nematobrycon palmeri fry (1 to 1.5 cm), but I never kept adults N. palmeri for long before. I was thinking maybe 2 males and 5 females max. I don’t want to have a...
  5. C

    Sand size and type

    Hi all! My water is now very clean with no NH3, NO*. I have a question for you. My tank is 120x35x40, with lot of plants and wood. I currently have 1 male + 2 females Apisto borellii in this tank. My LFS just received borellii but from another breeder, so hopefully not the same genetic. Can...
  6. C

    Sand size and type

    Hi Mike! The sand I bought is great! So round and soft, I really think I made a good move in buying this type of sand. The other stuff I was using (Flourite sand) was sharp with a lot of angles under a magnifying glass. I kept some of it to put it under the new one. Thank you! Hi Darrel! Thank...
  7. C

    Sand size and type

    Hi Darrel, thank you so much for your answer. Yes, I use a lot of Prime because I change 40% water per day with tap water (my water is very soft, so usefull for apisto). Is it because of Prime that my readings of ammonia are high? Thank you for your help for the canister. I just move my 20G...
  8. C

    Sand size and type

    I also found 5 Emperor Tetra fry (1cm maybe) in my old tank. I put them in the new one (I didn’t know that NH3 will rise so high). I saw them this morning even if Nh3/NH4 is 3 ppm. I am not able to capture them... What can I do?
  9. C

    Sand size and type

    Hi all! I have a big problem in my tank. Sorry for the big message. I just moved in my new home this week. My new 120cm tank have been completed on June 24. I kept my canister filter to offer a better biological filtration (my sponge filter is too new). The canister was off for about an hour...
  10. C

    Sand size and type

    Great, thank you! I will buy a bag of the first sand to test its sharpness/feel it. I hope I will be able to tell if the sand is sharp or not. To keep some bacteria, I will mix my old Flourite in the bottom with new sand and add a new layer of sand on top.
  11. C

    Sand size and type

    Hi all! I bought a 120x40x30 cm tank to improve my Apisto maintenance. I have few questions for you. 1. Is a silica/quartz sand of 0.4-0.5 mm (pool filter sand)? 2. Is it better if I chose a natural sand, but bigger size (1-2mm)? 3. Is the color of the sand matter for the fish? I currently...
  12. C

    Filter or no filter

    Hi Happyfins! I will check on the air pump you talked about. I am in Quebec (Canada) and it doesn’t get very hot here (just few days in the summer) but rather very cold. About electricity, will the Mattenfilter die in the tank (loose all his filtration properties) as fast as a canister? Maybe...
  13. C

    Filter or no filter

    Hi all! I will go with a Mattenfilter in combination with my old canister for the beginning because my tank will be really new. I hope to remove the canister filter after few weeks. I will switch some easy plants from the old tank to my new one and buy new plants to occupy the rest of the...
  14. C

    Filter or no filter

    Also guys, is someone here using sump (« décante » in French I think) as a filter? How do you use it? Pros/cons about sump? Good night! Camille
  15. C

    Filter or no filter

    Wow, that is so interesting! I am glad to post here and have this great discussion with you! I am happy to see that you are able to keep fish without motorized filters. Are your tanks biologically mature (« old »)? I also think that plants are great biological filter. I already have a small...
  16. C

    Filter or no filter

    Ok, thank you for the explanation on O2/CO2! Really appreciate that. I just read some articles on sponge filter and matten filter. I really loved the second option. I found nice kits to build a mattenfilter on Angelfins.ca. The only thing I don’t understand is if I need a airpump vs a...
  17. C

    Filter or no filter

    Hi Mike, I really like your answer. I totally understand your point and I will check on sponge/poret filters. I already have an Eheim 2213 in my 33G, will it be too small? On the other hand, I don’t like to clean it and I think that they are not very resilient (a stop of electricity can result...
  18. C

    Filter or no filter

    Ok thank you! Ihave some water turbines to add, but they are so strong (marine supplies?).. i don’t think it’s good for Apisto tank. I will check on sponge filter with air pump but I think they are noisy (cheap airpump?). I will also wait for other opinion!
  19. C

    Filter or no filter

    Why do I have to do more water changes than a tank with a filter? I never used a sponge filter... maybe someone can explain it to me? Thank you for your answer!
  20. C

    Filter or no filter

    Hi all! I am new in this forum. Please excuse my bad english (I speak French) I plan to start a bigger tank (currently 33G — 50 to 60G next) for my Apistogramma borellii (2F, 1M). It will be a community tank, but I don’t like to have many fish. I will probably keep Apistogramma (this trio) and...
Top