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    How much BBS is too much for fry?

    I like oddballs and aesthetically challenged critters. =) I will have to look those up.
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    How much BBS is too much for fry?

    Thanks for the details and info! Sounds like you have quite the fish room setup. I'm a total newbie with my two little pairs of cacs, shrimp and some community tanks. I've been feeding the fry a mix of frozen baby brine shrimp, dried cyclops and live microworms. My brine shrimp hatchery...
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    Cacatuoides fry alert - please advise

    Congrats on your fry!! Keep us posted on how it goes. <3 If it's an option at all financially and you have a Petco near you, they are doing their dollar per gallon sale. I just picked up a 10g and a 20 long for only 30$ total! I have all the bits and pieces of equipment floating around for...
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    How much BBS is too much for fry?

    I see this is a somewhat older post, but I'm glad to stumble on it anyways. Been wondering the same sort of things as I am currently raising my first batch of fry. Now I dont need to make a post to ask. ;) How did things go with your fry after this Ben? Any more batches since? I hope it's...
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    Breeding in community tank problem

    Beautiful pictures! What'd you shoot them with? I recently got some new macro lenses for my Nikon d3500 but my tanks are so dim and tannin heavy I'm still not having much luck. I want better lights but dont think the fish would appreciate it.
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    Apistogramma Viejita pairs?

    Sorry they didnt make it!
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    Here is the male, chillin' in his bachelor pad. Just dont judge me for my rescued glotetras! ;) A friend got in over her head and gave me all her fish.
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    The more they grow the more they wander away from momma. They dont seem to stick to any particular cave at this point, although the mom has one she prefers. The fry tend to stay in a loose group for the most part and she is always near by watching them. They particularly seem to spend a lot of...
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    The fry seem to be doing well. Athena is being a very good mom. I am feeding dried cyclops and frozen bbs with a Turkey baster. I feed in small amounts a few times a day. No good pictures yet but you can at least see some of the babies in these. Just ignore the ratty looking plants! The...
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    Rio Orinoco biotope questions

    Oh wow! Thank you Tom! Stunning pictures. They remind me so much of the months I spent in Brazil. Of course I was 15 and not paying much attention to fish at the time. We traveled up the Madeira on boats very much like the ones in your pictures. The rain storm we traveled in was thankfully...
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    Female or male?

    Thanks! So far they seem to be getting along and keeping to themselves. My biggest worry if they were indeed both males was that they'd fight and hurt each other but so far so good. *knock on wood* it's a pretty jungly, planted 20 long, with lots of cave and rock and driftwood hide options.
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    I think I'm going to have to get out my dslr and a macro lens. They are so tiny!! I've gotten decent enough video on my phone but don't know how to post that on here.
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    Rio Orinoco biotope questions

    The link to Tom's travelogue isnt working for me and the picture links are broken. I know this is an old post, but I wish I could see them!
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    Female or male?

    Is this the right section for requesting help with sexing? Short version: is this a. cacatuoides super red a female? I was told she's a super red at least, she's always been more orange. Edited to add - size the female(?) Is approx 1.5 to 1.75 inches. Bought as part of a male/female pair...
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    Oh my gosh y'all I have fry!!! I thought for sure they'd eaten their eggs. Couldnt see anything inside the little seed pod where they spawned. Didn't see any moving specks swimming near her when I watched. She was out and about periodically around the tank too. I took out the seed pod this...
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    I went ahead and ordered the little hatchery and eggs yesterday. Should be more than enough for my two little pairs. Glad to know extra can be frozen, that's awesome. I hate wasting things! Mike has been immensely helpful and patient with my incessant newbie questions. Hehe
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    Thanks everyone! It appears nothing hatched this time around, but no big surprise there. The female is out and about in the tank again, acting frisky. They are at the end of their 3rd week of QT. Another week or two of forcing myself to be patient, then assuming nothing unsavory develops...
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    I have eggs! a. cacatuoides, first spawn

    The juvenile pair of cacatuoides I bought two weeks ago decided to spawn in their quarantine tank. They are still young, so time will tell how they manage the whole parenting thing on this first go around. I am excited none the less. I was not expecting a spawn so soon. I have dried cyclops...
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    What makes an apisto worth breeding?

    Thank you so much!! That was very detailed, helpful and informative.
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    What makes an apisto worth breeding?

    Yes please, sir, if it's not too much trouble. I am sure you are busy and I appreciate your time and input. From what you've said, it's going to take a lot more experience and research before I will be able to have a confident idea of what a quality cacatuoides looks like, in.order to evaluate...
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