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  1. MickeM

    Fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri (Lyretail Killie) w/ Apisto?

    Hi.. I`ve never kept them with Apistos, but a friend of mine have mixed experiences with Fundulopanchax sp. together with tetras, barbs and other species.. They tend to bite the fintips of these..!!.... I would recommend some kind of Epiplatys sp. instead of the Fundulop.gardneri...
  2. MickeM

    Hello from Austin Texas

    Hi.. I´ve sucessfully kept Hypoptopoma/Nanoptopoma sp. together with Apistogramma spec."Vielfleck" (Assurini). Then in a fairly long, planted tank.. (90cm). They were friendly and a perfect match, never bothered or came close to the Apisto-eggs/-caves or fry... And when the Apistos stated their...
  3. MickeM

    DKG Killie-fish Convention 2019. May 30th, Stuttgart, Germany.

    Scroll down in this link and you`ll find Preregistered Exhibition lists.. So far approx 450 registered posts/items... ! :):) https://www.killi.org/dkg?s=leistungsschauen&m=v_liste&&gruppe=1#mtop
  4. MickeM

    DKG Killie-fish Convention 2019. May 30th, Stuttgart, Germany.

    Hi all !! If you`re in Europe... One of Europes most interesting Fish Conventions... Great presentations, beautyful fish.. and more!! (Often more than 500 tanks with Killies !!) Click more for further Convention-Info.. https://www.killi.org/dkg?s=index&ta=off
  5. MickeM

    Filter or no filter

    Hi Camille + all.. I´ve kept small Apistos with Boraras-species, Pseudoepiplatys annulatus, Aplocheilichthys macrophthalmus , Aplocheilus blockii , Pseudomugil luminatus and Aspidoras-species successfully in planted tanks without any "motorized filter" .... But .. with some parts of the bottom...
  6. MickeM

    A. 'breitbinden' TR

    Awesome fish + pics !! My guess on pic 2-4 : The yellow color in combination with the short dorsal spines (1-6) + short pelvic fins indicates that it might be a female.. , and "she" also differ from the male in the red(dorsal) + yellow(body) colors + a more abrupt ending of the dorsal fin...
  7. MickeM

    Finding Apisto sp Alto Tapiche

    Really nice fish !! My Apistogramma sp. aff. eunotus Rio Tapiche F1 is not the same fish as yours... Don`t forget to breed them !!!! ;)
  8. MickeM

    Apistogramma Baenschi questions

    Sorry to hear about the loss.. I`ve never experienced an Apisto jumping out of the tank before..., only killies , tetras, and other fish... I watched your video again and can only see 3 things that might have contributed to this. - The female being a small male.. Are you sure that the...
  9. MickeM

    Finding Apisto sp Alto Tapiche

    Hi Drayden Farci+ all.. Your sp. Tapiche might be the same Apisto that I ordered from a Chechian wholesaler a few months ago..!!?? These/Mine spawned easily and have fry now. They were named Apistogramma sp. aff. eunotus Rio Tapiche F1 .. and sure looks like a true eunotus... I guess the sp...
  10. MickeM

    Apistogramma Baenschi questions

    I guess you may take the male out for a while if he is way too tough , but not as a first option..(This behaviour will most probably stop when she has been accepted in his territory for the 1st time..) Wait some time and just keep feeding them + keep an eye on how she is doing.. If they have not...
  11. MickeM

    Apistogramma Baenschi questions

    Hi Daneland + all.. The situation looks normal.. As long as your female doesn`t have any broken fins and she can hide or get some rest from time to time.. this chasing is "ok" for now ... The best thing you can do to come closer to a spawn is to favour her when feeding (maybe with the help of...
  12. MickeM

    I'm sure everyone experiences this but

    (If it was a female from an Apisto-pair missing in a tank I`d wait for at least a week to see if she turns up from a cave with free swimming fry. ) If it`s the last specimen of fish with no medical history gone missing , I would do a smaller waterchange (5-10%) , and then siphoning off/cleaning...
  13. MickeM

    N. America Apistogramma rositae

    Hi Jeff.. That looks like a female to me.. very black ventral/pelvic-fin + very yellow on the body.., maybe you`ve got 2 females or 1 female+ 1 young male( not yet colored up) ?? Can you add some more pictures of "the couple" ??? /Micke
  14. MickeM

    Apistogramma trifasciata ID help

    Hi Mat + all.. I can`t say anything about confirmation of colorform /heritage/original location... From what I know, the "thickness"/shape of the lateral line + colors (red or blue form/morph) of male filaments/fins are the 2 most typical details to separate/verify trifasciata-heritage...if...
  15. MickeM

    is this an apisto agassizii pair?

    This is normal when the female is guarding eggs/fry.. ! .. He is "expected" to chase intruders away I guess.. For polygamic Apistos the male mostly focus on defense/taking care of the outer territory borders. Every female then focus on her "personal" territory ... closest to the eggs/fry.. ( Ap...
  16. MickeM

    Problem with posting/reply confirmation when posting

    Hi Administrators + all ! Earlier I have always gotten an answer/confirmation saying " Your answer has now been posted" when answering a post. Have this "function" now been removed from the posting-system ? Due to this I seem to have posted the same post/reply 3 times tonight/today.. Admin -...
  17. MickeM

    Tips on breeding Sp Alto Tapiche

    Don´t forget that suddenly adding loads of leaves into a tank ( if made all at once/in a short time of period, ) may then also cause a larger mass of decaying dead biologic materia in your limited amount of water... and then, ofcourse, impacting the tank/"the biological "system" as a whole...
  18. MickeM

    Tips on breeding Sp Alto Tapiche

    Don´t forget that suddenly adding loads of leaves into a tank ( if made all at once/in a short time of period, ) may then also cause a larger mass of decaying dead biologic materia in your limited amount of water... and then, ofcourse, impacting the tank/"the biological "system" as a whole...
  19. MickeM

    WTF Happened to my fry?

    .... and also remember what Tom C have mentioned after many trips to Apisto-habitats in nature.. Fine sand/mud might be more important for Apistos than we think.. (De-stressing ???????) https://apistogramma.com//forum/threads/substrate-for-tanks.17313/
  20. MickeM

    WTF Happened to my fry?

    Hi .. !! I have also experienced this problem sometimes.. If all is OK with the water quality and no illnesses or unknown animals are present I guess there are some other possibilities left.. - The male(or female?) sees the well fed fry as Microworms(live Brineshrimp) and mistake them for food...
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