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  1. Aquaticloch

    Abacaxis hybridize with agassizii?

    That sounds like a recipe for disaster, two different species and 7 fish in a 75g is very difficult due to territorial aggression. There will likely be no fertile offspring, if eggs are even conceived. I would recommend sticking with the fire reds and moving the A. abacaxis to their own tank (if...
  2. Aquaticloch

    Agassizi mating

    Can you post an image of the triple red, because i have never heard of an agassizii “triple red.” Sounds like cacatuodies to me, which would be a poor mix.
  3. Aquaticloch

    help with gender panduro & macmasteri

    I agree with MacZ as per usual, but would likely say that the mac is female based on current domestic strains and colouration indicative of sex, (albeit the red on the tail for females is still bizarre.). Although as MacZ mentioned better images would confirm, and of course time.
  4. Aquaticloch

    Agassizi mating

    You are welcome to do what you want with your own fish, but many of us here are of the perspective that there are enough hybrids that it is hard enough to identify fish as it is. I have personally never heard of agassizi triple reds, only cacatuodies where the # of red is supposed to donate...
  5. Aquaticloch

    Aquarium Plan w/ Hard 8.0 PH water

    I have collected rainwater, and it definitely is a good method, as long as it isn't the first precipitation in a long period. I would highly recommend using a carbon filter and not collecting if you are close to a large metropolitan area. I, for one, do not collect near coniferous trees as some...
  6. Aquaticloch

    Help with ID on two Apistos

    They look like megaptera or piaroa to me, maybe frank or another who is more experienced can give better IDs. Fish B also has Popeye. Did you get these at Aprils? I have been looking at their stock and was considering getting some of these.
  7. Aquaticloch

    Not sure what spawned here?

    Those eggs were snail eggs. They must have come from a cave. Congrats!
  8. Aquaticloch

    Hello from Alberta, Canada

    They had kullanderi earlier this year, just depends on what time you order at.
  9. Aquaticloch

    Not sure what spawned here?

    Snail eggs, unfortunately, with sand over them, likely from sand sifting behaviours exhibited by the apistos. If you have snails, it is very difficult to get rid of them, and they are not intrinsically unhealthy! Quite the contrary in cases.
  10. Aquaticloch

    Dicrosuss Wortzeli & Fiorini

    I saw foirni in Canada this year, from a reputable seller. They were advertised to breeders but I’m not sure who has them now. Seriously considered buying a group.
  11. Aquaticloch

    Can someone help ID my Apisto??

    Looks D50 to me, or another mouthbrooder, others will have commentary as well.
  12. Aquaticloch

    Alto Tapiche?

    IMO the male looks like D39 but better photos would be needed, and maybe some true experts can chime in. He is absolutely not an Alto tapiche from what i can see. However, from what i can see, still a nice fish.
  13. Aquaticloch

    55G apisto stocking

    In short no. That tank is already a compromise for all fish. Especially the tiger dario pairs with apistos. I think it would be foolhardy to put a more aggressive and demanding apisto in a very precarious situation. Do you have photos of the tank?
  14. Aquaticloch

    A. Cacautoides MM pair - one fatality

    Breeding female apistos are extremely aggressive depending on a variety of factors, I have seen my erythura female chase the male (5x the size) and large bristlenose plecos around the entire aquarium. This is again dependant largely on individuals, and species. Make sure that neither of the...
  15. Aquaticloch

    Apistogramma cacatuoides fry growth rate.

    I dont think it's possible to attribute total docility to mixing of genetics, this allows for a larger genetic pool, however wild fish are not more docile than domestic fish, as a whole. This is not something dependent on wild or not fish, however it is highly variable on catch location and each...
  16. Aquaticloch

    "Rio Orinoco Biotope" (20 Gallon long) advice.

    I’ll return it to a biotope. In progress of selling the fish, save for one pair and move them to another tank. They are old now, and breeding on their own. I’ll return it to the black water state when I can, considering adding some pencils and my single velifera male.
  17. Aquaticloch

    "Rio Orinoco Biotope" (20 Gallon long) advice.

    Long Overdue update, the tank persists, still blackwater tank now on the third generation of iniridae in the aquarium, rasing themselves with the occasional mosquito larvae feeding! I never added anything else, just a pair to begin with. The initial grade 10 school project devolved into so much...
  18. Aquaticloch

    A. Cacatuoides fry(s,es?)gone

    There are 3 likely options for where the fry grow, a. cacatuodies generally can raise more than 50 fry at a time, new mothers less. 1. The mother ate the fry, this sometimes happens with new parents 2. Not enough micro food for the fry to feed on, supplement multiple times daily with bbs (baby...
  19. Aquaticloch

    Unknown plant

    That's native to India, looks similar though! There seems to be lots of slender leafed stem plants in the hobby. Speaking of which, i'm curious, does anyone (maybe @dw1305) know if this trait is because of ease of transport/ propagation from waterbirds, (staying on the legs of birds,) maybe...
  20. Aquaticloch

    Dicrossus 420 L

    I've had to deal with cyano in one of my blackwater tanks, how i removed it was scrubbing all the sticks very well and removing them and letting dry in the sun for a few days, then scrubbing again. You can boil them as well. Removal is more difficult if the cyano is on the sand, I just removed...