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  1. Apistomaster

    apistogramma agassizii fire red eating problem

    You can never go wrong by feeding newly hatched brine shrimp at least once a day with even adult newly acquired Apistos. Offer them live black worms, white worms Grindal worms if you have access to them. Like the guys have said, live and frozen foods should be their main stays. Once the become...
  2. Apistomaster

    Apisto iniridae

    As to suggested prices, I'd offer young but guaranteed correctly sexed pairs for at least $5.00 to $10 more per pair than what http://www.wetspottropicalfish.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=116 lists a given species. They do not guarantee that their "pairs" are pairs.
  3. Apistomaster

    How to delete conversations

    That doesn't work on any of my PC's using Win 7. I have checked the boxes and clicked on the little x's but that doesn't delete anything. I've never encountered a forum format like this new one. Surely their must be a straight forward way to delete these dead conversations.
  4. Apistomaster

    How to delete conversations

    I can't figure out how this new format works. I want to delete all the conversations.
  5. Apistomaster

    How many Borelli

    I doubt you'll have any problems although for breeding in 20 Longs or smaller I probably would choose only one male. Otherwise just provide cover and caves for all. One male A. borelli can manage to service three femaies and contribute to fry care. The males tend to visit each respective...
  6. Apistomaster

    How many Borelli

    I would not keep more than one trio in either tank if you plan to breed them. I once set up a trio in a 4.5 gal tank and both females were caring for fry while the males sort of supervised the whole affair. I don't recommend using such a small tank. I just wanted to see what was possible. A...
  7. Apistomaster

    Picked up some A. borelli "Belle Union"

    Those are very nice A. borelli. I have had many of the rare and lovely Apistogramma species but I still think A. borelli can be among the best. Look at this old male. He was almost like a Blue Chromis Damsel.
  8. Apistomaster

    Looking for the ideal Apistogramma

    I also recommend apistodave and wetspot. Especially since both are in our region of the country. Wetspot doesn't sell pairs with any assurance you will receive a male and female. I don't like that because they price them at true pair prices. It has prevented me from placing any Apistogramma pair...
  9. Apistomaster

    Cacatuoides with Atahualpas???

    Recommend that you follow Tom's advice. Cacatuoides can adapt to a wide range of water chemistry since the majority have been tank raised for countless generations. No so with Apistogramma atahualpa.
  10. Apistomaster

    Looking for the ideal Apistogramma

    I'd consider A. borelli. Not hard to find, easily kept and bred. A very pretty species and usually not too expensive. Over the years I've bought 95% of my Apistos on line. If shipped overnight it is usually safe for most of the year.
  11. Apistomaster

    Quick questio re: Feeding adult apistos baby brine shrimp

    Artemia nauplii are at their most nutritious immediately after hatching but slightly older nauplii are still a good food.
  12. Apistomaster

    female agassizii eye problem ?

    Your experience is more an exception to the rule as most Apisto's with popeye die.
  13. Apistomaster

    Colorful Species/Subspecies

    I still can't believe how back in 1968/1969 that I paid no more than $0.25 each for A. bitaeniata in 25 lots wholesale. Things have sure changed. I had difficulty selling them at $0.79 each retail back then. A. agassizi are probably my favorite species. Especially the blue varieties. The wild...
  14. Apistomaster

    The Artificially Hatch Plan & Heist!

    I begin to make partial water changes as soon as the eggs have hatched. I use however much methylene blue as needed to stain the water enough to where visibility is barely possible. Since there are a variety of solution strengths on the market it is hard to prescribe the exact amount you need to...
  15. Apistomaster

    Anyone Bred Apisto Panduro?

    You are always better of with Apisto's when you have spare females.
  16. Apistomaster

    Wine Co2

    Best not to expect the wine making as the basis of a DIY CO2 system and keep the projects separate except the yeast starter should work well enough. The yeast/jelly method Darrel mentions is intriguing, at least as far as DIY CO2 goes.
  17. Apistomaster

    Can anyone please identify these plants?

    Your first photo is definitely showing a stem of Hygrophila difformis aka Water Wisteria and not Water Sprite. H. difformis is a stem plant with opposing pairs of leaves. The Ceratopteris spp. aka Water Sprites are all ferns. One of my favored aquarium plant sources is www.aquariumplants.com. I...
  18. Apistomaster

    Thankmates with Pterophyllum scalare

    Peckoltia species are primarily aquatic insectivores. They don't eat algae if that is what you want with a pleco. I have raised hundreds of Peckoltia compta(formerly L134/leopard frog). Common Bushy Nose is my recommendation for an algae eating pleco which doesn't get too large. You may keep...
  19. Apistomaster

    Questions on Dwarf Pike Cichlids?

    I have kept Crenicichla compressiceps and Cr. notothalmus with Apistogramma successfully. These Dwarf Pikes did not pay any attention to the smaller Apistogramma. The situation was a 75 gal, heavily planted tank with a variety of sized caves. I never kept both species of Dwarf Pikes together. I...
  20. Apistomaster

    Help, dead rams

    I strongly recommend that all new fish, especially Rams, be subjected to two or three weeks in a quarantine tank. Don't be afraid to keep them as warm as 88*F/~31*C. Feed them live foods daily. Newly hatched brine shrimp will do nicely.
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