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    sick borelli

    I guess what i'm asking is what would make a fish fold up like that and if there is much i can do at this point. This morning his gills were still functioning but beyond that he cannot move.
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    sick borelli

    What would cause this to happen to a fish (it is still alive though i suspect not for long). I've had him for a bit over 18 months and i suspect he was around 6 months old when purchased though that is a bit difficult to tell. He is a domestic opal strain borelli: He was fine yesterday. Not...
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    A. Agazzisi eating pest snails ?

    I read about how to tell the difference but couldn't really 'exercise' the knowledge. They need two things to reproduce - they need both sex and brackish water of a particular density.
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    Concerned about my new Apistogrammas

    Well just keep in mind that after they pair; you will need to (likely) quickly remove the other female; as the 'pair' will probably gang up on the third one.
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    Concerned about my new Apistogrammas

    Well if it were me i'd put him and the smaller female where the agassizii is and move him into one of the larger community tanks. That is if i understood correctly that he is in a tank by himself that is large enough for a pair; assuming he is disease free but perhaps i mis-read what you had...
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    New to Apistos

    I've kept both pangio sementica (kuhli loaches) and pangio sheffordi with my apisto and in both cases they don't bother the eggs. They don't necessary respect boundaries but they dislike confrontation so it doesn't take much for the female to encourage them to elsewhere....
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    Concerned about my new Apistogrammas

    In theory you have two males and two females; if these are like nijjensi they are not polygamous so you have an extra male and an extra female ....
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    A. Agazzisi eating pest snails ?

    You can solve the little white egg problem by getting males.... thought he part of selecting males is in itself a challenge; the ones that aren't males you can feed to your loaches ;)
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    A. Agazzisi eating pest snails ?

    Wish they would eat my little mystery snails - must have 100s in there :(
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    Breeding advice

    You can ask them very nicely but it doesn't always work...
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    catei, D18 or pucallpaensis

    I thought i would post an update. As I've noted i have 5 in a 10 gallon aquarium - I'm pretty sure 3 females and 2 males (but the 2nd male might be a female or not quite mature male). The female (at least one) has bred a couple of times and i have at least 2 frys that are getting some age. the...
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    Apisto caves - natural

    I wanted to post this picture because no matter how much you plan the fish will decide where to lay eggs. In this case she likes laying them 'in the open' relative to more hidden locations: and this is the full tank (older picture where she is guarding her frys; above picture is from today)
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    Hillstream Loaches And Breeding

    I think 'optimal' is too strong of a word. For example Mike has indicate at times he uses larger substrate which is sub-optimal does that mean he has become a bad fish keeper. Also sometimes the aquarium current is a little stronger or a little weaker than 'optimal' does that make it...
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    Apisto caves - natural

    I usually use curved driftwood or driftwood put at a slant with a rock; i never bother with plastic items like pvc (which is quite popular) or cups. The apisto i've had will sometime dig a bit around the driftwood to make their own caves or well to be honest one can never tell where they will...
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    Concerned about my new Apistogrammas

    Eddy - this talk about the treatment of ick; but i'm asking specifically about the shock caused by large change in tds when salt is added or removed regardless of reason. Is there not a shock given to the fish and can this shock not harm or kill the fish? Anyway - for my specific tank i do 70%...
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    Concerned about my new Apistogrammas

    Eddy can you explain in more detail why the sudden change in tds is not unhealthy for the fishes? In the past I had attributed such changes as being a problem (this has to do not so much with apistogramma but treating diseases with ick and so i have in general decided a more gradual change of...
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    Hillstream Loaches And Breeding

    Also the optimal temp for hillstream loach is a bit cooler than most common apistogramma. Doesn't mean you can't find a temp that works for both but it will be towards the warm side for hillstream loach.
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    Concerned about my new Apistogrammas

    I think the current question is if the water change should be small or large when removing the salt. My concern is that a large water change will have a large impact on tds which can shock the fish; but your earlier instruction was to remove 80% of the water.
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    Best apistogramma for community tank

    Yea i'm sure i saw her again this morning. What happened is i had her in a 29 for 3 years and she never hid but when i added some other fishes she was quite aggressive so i moved her to a 40 that is extremely dense planted. I guess she didn't take kindly to that and refuses to come out in the...
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    Concerned about my new Apistogrammas

    My only experience is with salt in the tank you want to do small water changes (if you are diluting the salt; if increasing or keeping the same level of salt add the salt to the new water). Beyond that i would be scared to give advice :(
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