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  1. ApistoGirl<3

    Rio Negro Biotope Stocking

    So, I have been working on a 55 g Rio Negro biotope. I have gotten so much mixed info on the stock. Here is the tank, was cloudy because i had just added water and substrate, will be adding 20 more pounds and thick leaf litter and botanicals (hopefully apistos will like the bigger botanicals...
  2. A

    Female cacatuoides not eating

    Hello! This is my first post on any type of fishkeeping forum, so please forgive me if I got something wrong/didn't give enough info. I picked up a pair of subadult apistogramma cacatuoides two weeks ago (male was about 1.5 inches, female was about 1 inch). They both looked very healthy when I...
  3. F

    Apistogramma in 20 Gallon Community Tank

    Hi all! I am thinking about setting up a 20 gallon planted tank, and want to stock it with 6 rummynose tetras, 6 kuhli loaches, some amano shrimp, and a single male apistogramma cacatuoides. I'm fairly new to the hobby so don't want to get in to breeding, so I just wanted to make sure the...
  4. Ben Rhau

    sexing borellii or steel blue

    Hi, I have a trio of apistos that were sold to me as borellii. Two of them seem obviously female (more yellowish, rounded dorsal fin tip). Two pics of the same female attached. One was sold as a male, but I'm not sure. It is less yellowish, and has more blue on the face. However, it has black on...
  5. Andy452

    Sand Substrate

    Hi Apisto Experts! I'm planning a new Apisto tank (~18gal/69liter) for my Apistogramma Agassizii pair One key point is a sand substrate, I have read that a sand substrate (~0.5mm silica sand ie filter sand) is best for apisto and their natural sifting behavior. I have never used a sand...
  6. Andy452

    New Apistogramma Agassizii pair

    Hi About 3 weeks ago I bought a pair of Apistogramma Agassizii. :) I placed them into a 9gal quarantine tank with 5 existing ember tetra as dithers. The QT tank is bare bottom with sponge filter, ceramic cave, small rock with anubias on it, and I later added a piece of wood covered in java moss...
  7. Clancey Fritsch

    Buying female apistogramma agassizii double red

    I have a male and female apistogramma agassizii and they don't get along well. My female has tried to spawn twice but my male wants nothing to do with her. And when she isn't spawing he chases her around the tank and snips at her tail. She has some damage. She is a good sport though and she...
  8. Bones

    Help with Identification.

    Just had this little girl show up on a new overseas shipment. I believe it's a female. Not sure of the ID. Please can anyone help?
  9. C

    Apistogramma and others for sale

    I have a few apistogrammas for sale as well as a few other cichlids: All fish have been QT'd, are in my possession in Calgary, Alberta and I can ship via WestJet/Air Canada across the country professionally with O2, 3 mil plastic bags and boxes with heat packs. They are fed Ruto frozen foods...
  10. Drayden Farci

    Apistogramma sp. "Green Spot" - Puerto Maldonado

    Hello! Any help ID-ing this fish would be appreciated. Sold as A. sp. "Green Spot" and from Puerto Maldonado. Video is not the best but they appear to be mostly blue-bodied. Fairly obvious caudal spot that spans almost the width of the body at the tail. First few dorsal rays are black in all...
  11. Drayden Farci

    Palm Fronds from Gardens

    I'm sure this has been visited before, but I can't find what I remember reading... First question: I've had one big palm frond in my new tank for about two months and it seems to have stopped leaching tannins finally, and I recently added another one. A few days later the water was very murky...
  12. Drayden Farci

    Apistogramma sp. Harlekin?

    We received these as Apistogramma sp. Harlekin, though a few articles I've seen have listed this as a pseudonym for A. rositae? Based on the video of below (sorry about angle), can anything be said definitively?
  13. R

    Hello from Singapore

    Hey guys, I am a student currently studying in Chicago and I will be returning to Singapore over the summer. Really been looking into apistos for a while now and me and my dad are thinking of setting up a breeder tank in our Juwel Rio 125. I used to breed demasoni cichlids in this tank but I am...
  14. blucenere

    Buying pair Apistogramma borellii opal (red mask) in Germany-Stuttgart

    Hello, i am looking for a pair of Apistogramma borellii opal (red mask) in Germany, region Stuttgart. I would like to see a pic of the fishes or if too young, of the parents. Thank you :)
  15. A

    2 male Agizisii in 80cm, experienced opinions sought

    Hi Apisto lovers! After the death of my Cacatuoides harem, which were my first Apistogrammas, I was looking for a new harem of Apistogrammas to add to my 80 cm (80 liters) community tank. I got in touch with a hobbyist who sold some very beatiful home-bred Apistogramma Agizisii and i found...
  16. Will

    Apistogramma Breeding Strategies

    So I'd thought I'd make a post to see how others have raised their apistos. I've never found a "right way" to raise them, however I'd like to see how everyone else gets highest survival rates. on the 2nd-3rd day of incubation I remove the dad from the breeding tank. I wait till fry are free...
  17. The Apisto Guy

    Male apistos lost all color and breathing heavy.

    I have recently aquired some apistogramma hongsloi gold reds. They are doing pretty good except the male and female in my 36 gallon have both changed color. The female is now very yellow and red with very dark black lines while the male has turned completely white instead of his old vivid gold...
  18. K

    A. Cacatuoides biotope with a higher pH

    Hello, I'm trying to set up a bit of a biotope tank for some Cockatoo cichlids, but I don't really like the look of blackwater tanks. I've read that A. Cacatuoides also lives in places where the pH is higher (I imagine those places have clearer water as well), but I can't really find anything...
  19. Shane Puthuparambil

    Importing fish... I need some tips!!

    Hey guys! I have been keeping Apistogramma for some time now. I just started having breeding success with my A. sp. Abacaxis and A. Iniridae, both wild caught. I am getting an import order in soon. Its a single box, going in on an order with another individual who runs a wholesale business...