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  1. Mike Wise

    A. Cacatuoides Begginer Questions

    I personally prefer a harem situation with A. cacatuoides: 1 male 2 - 3 females. By writing "20 gallon tall tank", I hope you mean 20 High (24x12x16"). There is a 20 Show/Tall that has a surface footprint of a typical 10 gallon tank, but 2X as tall. Unfortunately a 20H tank is usually a bit...
  2. Mike Wise

    Need Species ID and sexing

    With apistos we normally add more 'structure' to the aquarium to break up the line of sight. When there are more hiding places and fish cannot see across the entire tank there usually is less aggression. "Out of sight, out of mind" as the saying goes.
  3. Mike Wise

    Identificação de Ciclideo

    Solo veo peces bebé y parte de la hembra. I only see fry and part of the female.
  4. Mike Wise

    Need Species ID and sexing

    It definitely is not A. borellii. It looks like an orgeagai-subcomplex species, possibly A. orteagai or a cross of orteagai X cf. orteagai (Pebas). The photos are not good enough for a positive ID. What does the other fish look like?
  5. Mike Wise

    What is this?

    Well, the only plant in the photo that I see look like my dwarf sag. I didn't realize that you meant the brown mulm. It is a natural part of a planted aquaruium, but if it really bothers you, you can carefully siphon it out with a piece of airline tubing.
  6. Mike Wise

    Looking for Apistogramma Eunotus

    It's hard to guess which "A. eunotus" you have. The true (holotype form) of A. eunotus hasn't been available in the hobby since the 1980s that I know about. There are about a dozen forms/species that have been sold as "A. eunotus". Several of these forms were regularly imported from Peru 20...
  7. Mike Wise

    Help breeding Pelvichromis Taeniatus 'nigerian red'?

    Just that - breeding cichlids in a community of typical aquarium species too often lead to aggression by protective parents. Most often it results in loss of the fry and even other community members.
  8. Mike Wise

    What is this?

    Looks like a dwarf sagittaria to me. If it grows well in your tank don't worry about it.
  9. Mike Wise

    Wasting disease ?

    UV will sterilize free bacteria in the water, but do nothing for internal diseases. For a UV system that could sterilize your tank you could buy a dozen or more apistos.
  10. Mike Wise

    Community tank breeding.

    It looks like you had several successful spawns. In a tank with dense structure and larger size, yes it is very possible. Most people do not do this however.
  11. Mike Wise

    A. agassizii “Fire red” Predicament

    It really depends on how the tank is laid out. Very different species of opposite sex usually are not highly aggressive toward each other - if each cannot continually see the other. Lack of a sex partner seems to lessen territorial aggression.
  12. Mike Wise

    Help breeding Pelvichromis Taeniatus 'nigerian red'?

    "A community tank is not a breeding tank." Where have I read this??
  13. Mike Wise

    nijesseni spawned - now what

    No clue? The obvious reason is because you had a male and a female that you maintain very well, congratulations. As for the consequences, well most likely they will not hatch unless in soft/acid water. If they do hatch you will probably have aggression problems with attacks on other bottom...
  14. Mike Wise

    Apistogramma Beanschi

    It is possible that your A. baenschi are imported from the wild. I have found that wild fish tend to ignore dry foods (flakes/pellets) at the start. I just feed frozen and live foods for the most part. However, I found even my picky fish will eat Bug Bites made by Fluval. This is the first dry...
  15. Mike Wise

    How many Dicrossus filamentosus in a 60x60cm tank?

    Nice set-up (although the heater & spray bar look a bit unnatural;)), Yes, a male and 3 females would be fine. Also I doubt that you will be successful pulling a leaf with eggs, at least I have never know anyone who was.
  16. Mike Wise

    One of my apistogramma

    I provide an electronic English translation of either of Koslowski's books - and Schmettkamp's, too - to anyone who can prove to me that they own the book.
  17. Mike Wise

    One of my apistogramma

    From what I read (and maybe I'm wrong; not the first time) it appears that your understanding of biology and evolution are a bit lacking. For example, scientifically there are no sub-species of apistogramma anymore. You either have different species that belong to the genus Apistogramma or...
  18. Mike Wise

    A. agassizii “Fire red” Predicament

    I guess I should have given you a more detailed recommendation. You need to understand that A. agassizii is a polygamous species. In the wiild aggie males stake out a large territory that includes breeding territories of several females. As such he will always find a female that is receptive to...
  19. Mike Wise

    How many Dicrossus filamentosus in a 60x60cm tank?

    I have kept 5 D. filamentosa by themselves in a tank with half that bottom area - but I don't recommend it. I had 1 male and 4 females and they got along much of the time. Females are not as territorial as apistos. Males will spar among themselves for breeding sites but are not strongly...
  20. Mike Wise

    One of my apistogramma

    I think you are asking why species are different and not how they are different. If so, the why is due to isolation in time and location. All related species once had one ancestor in common (monophylly). When this one species spreads to new locations, many locations become physically cut off...
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