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  1. fyrefish

    Apisto chasing corys

    I do feel I may have made a mistake, the aggression has toned down slightly but I will still need to do something about it. I really like the corys, and I don't want my stocking options for a classic community tank to be limited by one apisto. I've kept her because I am quite attached to the...
  2. fyrefish

    Apisto chasing corys

    The lights have all gone out, most of the fish are now resting, no chasing at the moment. The apisto does look a bit pale, but I will have to give them time I guess. One of the fish actually jumped out, but luckily I managed to get it back in within 10 seconds. It was quite a tiny hole too, but...
  3. fyrefish

    Apisto chasing corys

    Ok, looking at it a bit more, the corys are trying to just lay down on the sand, but the apisto scares them back to the middle/top of the tank, even if they aren't in her 'area'.
  4. fyrefish

    Apisto chasing corys

    Hey, I've had my solo female apistogramma panduro in a 33gal tank for a while now (on her own) and today I decided to add 6 albino cories. I really like them, they're really cool fish and settling in quite well. However, the apisto seems to be chasing them. Not as in hunting, but kind of chasing...
  5. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    That is an amazing looking tank, my goal to have something like that one day. If I have to trim a plant constantly I'd actually be pretty happy, almost all the plants I have kept grow very slow, maybe because of my lighting (which I am looking to upgrade). I haven't actually seen much pearlweed...
  6. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    That's interesting, I've already filled my back up with swords, but I might get some val if I see some healthy stuff. The closest place to me that sells it usually has it dying and turning dark brown in their tanks. I was actually feeling I need more foreground plants, most of my tank is slow...
  7. fyrefish

    Anyone know of some high quality videos of apistos sifting through sand?

    I see my apisto sifting sand through its gills a lot and it is really cool behavior to see. I often will crush up pellet food and scatter it across the sand a bit to the fish can sift through to find it. It's always a bit hard to see though, and I haven't been able to get a good video myself, so...
  8. fyrefish

    33gal tank

    Yeah, I'll be moving her current hide in here as well when I move her, and hopefully use the wood to create more shelter when it sinks, but I feel it does need more caves. I was looking at some artificial hides at my lfs, but they were all quite large and didn't look very natural. If anyone...
  9. fyrefish

    33gal tank

    Hi, I wanted to share my 33gal tank which is finally cycled, been waiting a long time to give my apisto a new home, and wanted to share it. I'm still waiting for some wood to sink and some plants to grow in more, I got a few new plants today. I've gone wild with the crypts, about 4-5 of what I...
  10. fyrefish

    What to now?

    Hi, Unfortunately, my male apistogramma died last night from dropsy. I tried my best to treat it, but it was a pretty harsh ilness for my first time treating a fish. However, there is one problem. I am left with a singular female. I know people keep community tanks with a single male and other...
  11. fyrefish

    Help with treating dropsy

    Hi, Unfortunately, my male apistogramma panduro has gotten dropsy, and I was looking for tips to treating him. Unfortunately, there is very little dropsy medication available in Australia, so I am using melafix. He has been in a qt tank for about a day with a bit of epsom salt. I got the melafix...
  12. fyrefish

    Female being aggressive?

    I joined a fishkeeping discord, someone is guiding me though. I set up a qt tank, gonna order some furan 2 and give him some epsom salts. Hopefully he will be ok... he still swims around and retains a bit of colour so some good signs...
  13. fyrefish

    Female being aggressive?

    Ok, It's not bullying. I think it is dropsy! I'm really worried, he is a bit bloated and he is pineconing! I've never had this happen before, I don't have any fish medication! I also have nowhere else to put him. It wasn't there yesterday. I want to do a water change, but I don't want to stress...
  14. fyrefish

    Female being aggressive?

    As opposed to a post I made in the past about my male apistogramma panduro being aggressive towards the female, now the opposite is happening!?! The female chases the male and makes him hide behind the heater, the same way she did. Idk what to do, he is breathing heavily but looks fine...
  15. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    here is the unidentified crypt
  16. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    Another Update Got some more plants from a nearby fishstore! Swords and crypts. (Sorry for blurry image, idk why it looks so bad) I was going to get more crypts than swords, but the swords had a discount when you bought 3, so I got three. The crypts also looked to be in poor condition at the...
  17. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    That's good! I'm assuming larger floaters would be best, because I'm going to drill a hole in the filter intake just below the water to avoid it flooding in a power outage. So there is a chance things like duckweed could get sucked into my filter, which would not be good. I guess I could cover...
  18. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    ok, so just remove the stuff until I just have the roots?
  19. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    Yeah, breeding isn't my biggest priority. Seeing them lay eggs is cool, but I'm not up for raising fry at the moment. Update: The lonely anubias The tank already looks a lot better with even a single plant. This guy was actually from the old tank, he was floating around with no place to latch...
  20. fyrefish

    plant care in an apisto tank

    Alright. The tank is for my apistogramma panduro. I've heard that in the wild, they like a ph of 6.5, but I believe the ones I have were bred in captivity. While replicating natural habitat is desirable, it will much easier and more stable to keep my tank around 7, as if I get it to 6 or...
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