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Thanks Drayden. I know the pics are difficult to use for ID but, visibility of these guys right now is rare. Hopefully in time they will become more comfortable in their new surroundings.
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Hi Mike, thanks for responding. This pair? reside in a subdued lighting tank & majority of the time is spent in the rear, rarely coming into frontal view.
The smaller fish is about an inch long, has a rounder tail & the lateral band is thinner, especially near the tail base.
The larger fish is...
The school of pencilfish are your mid-water species. They are favored over tetras because they are micro predators (small mouths), were as tetras can pick off fry. I’m not that interested in breeding to maximize fry production so, I do house other schooling species w/ my Apistos. I have a small...
Never be afraid to post questions. If you can’t find the answer by doing internet research, posting in a forum is the way to bounce it off people that have prior experience to get a educated opinion.
With that being said,
I have to agree that placing more than a breeding pair in a small...
Update: placed terra cotta “huts” or tubes in Apisto tanks to encourage spawning.
Now have a trio of trifasciata w/ a more colorful male for the harem. 2nd male in adjacent tank to provide territorial stimulus.
Also have a trio of borelli too. The original male found dead unexpectedly about 2...
Too late, the male passed away. Circumstances are kinda weird though. I picked up a 2nd pair of trifasciata at a lfs two weeks ago. I was determined to maintain a trio so, I had only placed the female from this pair into the established tank w/ the resident male. Curiously, the male immediately...
Lucky enough to pick up a pair of T candidi from a lfs here in Honolulu. After they have settled down in their tank, questioning if I have a pair? No aggression observed between these individuals & they share a tank w/ school of Pristella tetras & a couple of Rineloricaria. So, do I have a pair...
So, maybe a pic of the lonely male will trigger a response.
I’m a single male tri, looking for a couple of females to be part of my harem. I grew up in Portland Oregon and moved to Honolulu Hawaii about a month ago. I had a counterpart that I came to Hawaii with but she wasn’t compatible &...
Aloha fm Honolulu Hawaii. My male tri harassed & killed his counterpart yesterday. This was a young pair that I’ve had for about a month. Looking for 2 females to replace. Anybody got surplus that they can part with? Mahalo!
In the initial post I've described their digs so, here's the cast of characters. In the 60F there's a pair of borelli.
In the 12L there's a pair of nijsseni.
In the 60F there's a pair of trifasciata.
These pairs based on size are still fairly...
12L housing pair of nijsseni
60P housing pair of trifasciata
60F housing pair borelli
I've been into planted tanks for about 5 years & have accumulated 8 rimless planted tanks ranging in size from a 60P (17gal) to a 20 cube (2gal).
I've decided to turn my 3 largest tanks, 60P...
Had been disappointed w/ my pics of my male trifasciata w/ flattened dorsal fin. Tricked using mirror image on side of the tank & it worked. Tried technique w/ my male borelli & got a different behavior response. Is this individual or species specific?
Facing head down stationary w/ fins erect...
I won't lie to ya, paradise has its privledges but there's a down side too! Being 2000 miles from the west coast makes getting supplies and fish more costly and drives up prices at our lfs. On top of that, state depart of agriculture has strict guidelines and additional costs (import permits)...
Hi everybody. I'm an aquarist who just last September got into planted aquariums. Always wanted to keep apistos but never had the time. The planted tank phase I'm going thru next is the perfect opportunity, don't you think! I currently have cacautoides, agassizi, borelli and trifasciata in my tanks.