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  1. Ade205

    Anomalochromis Thomasi (African Butterfly Cichlid) Over looked dwarf...

    Hi all. Just thought I'd shine a little spot light on one of my all time favourite dwarf Cichlids, Anomalochromis Thomasi, otherwise known as the African Butterfly Cichlid. I always feel this little fish is passed by in the shops, looking drab and washed out, certainly not doing justice to...
  2. Ade205

    A. Elizabethae male flaring!

    As this section seems rarely used thought I try and ignite a bit a life into it so come all, get some pics of your current Apistos posted!! Anyway, dispite already having a trio of Lizzys in another tank for quite some time i couldn't resist getting another pair when opportunity knocked a few...
  3. Ade205

    Elizabethae with eggs... Video

    Hi all. My Elizabethae have spawned for the fourth time, this time both females at the same time. One of the new spawns has already failed as have the previous spawns and I suspect my water is the issue. Out the tap my water is 7.8, tds is 440ppm! First spawned ocured at a tds of 120ppm. I've...
  4. Ade205

    Elizabethae aggression

    Hi all. My A. Elizabethae sagas continue!! I've a trio of Elizabethae in a heavily wood cluttered 25g tank with no line of site from end to end. The two females have claimed caves at apposite ends of the tank with one female having a failed spawn about a month back during which peace reigned...
  5. Ade205

    FEMALE MENDEZI ID QUESTION

    Hi all. Just a quick question.... do female Mendezi has one or two lateral spots? I randomly dropped on a pair yesterday very cheaply and had to aquire them!!! Issue is I'm now doubting ID as many pictures I've found online seem to show one lateral spot where as the fish I've just acquired has...
  6. Ade205

    Elizabethae?

    Hi all. Fish shops that sell apistos are super rare in my area! If you do find one it's nearly always just Cacs they have. A few weeks ago i was told by owner of one of my local stores that they had Elizabethae on order, I was pretty excited! They have arrived and I popped to take a look today...
  7. Ade205

    Help with moss identification please...

    Hi. Being maturing my new Discus display tank in my living for a few months now and have what I assume is moss growing on the bogwood. Wondered if anyone can Id it please. It's quite attractive but I've no idea what it is or where it's come from, though assume its sneaked in with other plants...
  8. Ade205

    help please... Is this a female cac?

    Hi all. Would just like opinion if anyone thinks fish below could be female? I've a batch of young fish I'm about to sell... their 4 months old and are pretty much 50/50 m/f mix with almost all of them either looking clearly female or male, but this fish is totally different with the colour of...
  9. Ade205

    Rams spawning, got really good video of egg laying

    Hi all. Thought would share video I took today of a pair of Blue Rams spawning in my new Discus tank. Managed to capture egg laying very clearly.... I've had Rams spawn before in Discus tanks but these two are pretty aggressive, not helped by fact they've spawned smack bang centre of the tank...
  10. Ade205

    What's this? Algea?

    Hi all. Just cycling my latest tank, a 400 litre Discus tank for my living room and I'm having loads of grey/brownish hair stuff... assuming it's algea, it's mostly on the very large piece of bog wood. Stuff looks like old lady hair! Interestingly the wood took several weeks to sink and was in...
  11. Ade205

    Ten days later!!!

    Hi all. Well, here we go again! My last thread entitled ''NEWBIE FIRST SPAWN... LIGHTING QUESTION AFTER DISASTER!'' explains what happened recently after my first apisto spawn, didn't go great! Now, just ten days later after losing last fry this is the new batch Much larger numbers this...
  12. Ade205

    NEWBIE FIRST SPAWN... LIGHTING QUESTION AFTER DISASTER!

    HI all. Well, not new to fish keeping, but definately learnt a lesson or two this week! As said in my introduction on joining site, I've kept male apistos in many planted Discus tanks and with other dwarf Chiclids and community fish over the years... I now fancied trying to breed them. I had...
  13. Ade205

    Hi from Derbyshire, England.

    Hi... My names Adrian, I'm 43, and live in the Midlands, England. Interests include fish, cars, working out, movies, music ect. Things I do but don't enjoy so much include work, washing up, paying mortgages ect Kept fish for over 30 years, main passion is for Discus, but have kept so many...
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