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  1. J

    Is this fry sick? Gill looks puffy

    Hi Community, Wondering if one of my apisto fry is sick? This little apisto trifasciata juvie has been sitting in her hair algae “house” all day. (I think it’s a she?) Her gills seem swollen - or sticking out’ish - and breathing a little fast? Haven’t seen her eat today. Does the inside of her...
  2. U

    My first potential spawn

    Hello all, my pair of a. hongsloi that I posted for sexing seem to have spawned, my female has been guarding her cave and keeping the pencil fish from getting close for the past 2 days. After I saw the male enter the cave for a period of time he has been keeping his distance for the most part...
  3. Edvin

    A. Cacatuoides fry(s,es?)gone

    Hi, I have an aquarium with a pair of Apistograma Cacatuoides and 10 neon fish. One day I noticed that the female was raising 5 fry. Then every day a fry disappeared, finally only one remained and it seemed to develop and grow, but after a few days it also disappeared. My questions are...
  4. P

    Apisto Cacatuoides Triple Red - General Breeding conversation

    Hi all - So this is just a general conversation thread, just looking for any general comments. I've read through a lot of the threads, and seen much of the basic info (ie the bigger the tank the better, separate the male after breeding, etc). I am located in Chicago, Illinois Background - 20...
  5. tanks4allthefish

    Hello everyone

    New to the site, hobbyist/breeders. Also on IG : @tanks4allthefish Thought of sharing some new life for a new account and first post... A.Cacatuoides Parents are III Red and have some Orange Flash genetics.
  6. M

    My nannacara anomala fry

    Hello everyone, i recently bought a 55g tank and one of my nannacara anomala pair just had fry, its my first time breeding a fish and was wondering if i should feed the fry or they will scanvenge microscopic things in the aquarium on their own. I feed my fish flake food, live artemias and...
  7. R

    Apisto Macmasteri Breeding in 30g Community Tank

    Hello all, I recently got a macmasteri pair that I placed in my 30g community tank. The tank currently houses: CPDs Kubotai Rasboras Rosy Loaches Gertrude Spotted Rainbow fish Would the pair be able to successfuly breed/raise fry in this tank with the other fish in this tank? Or would the...
  8. ApistoHongsloi

    How do these 3 month old Macmasteri Redneck look?

    These were born on November 2nd, 2021. They're basically exactly 3 months old. There's currently about 30 in a 20 long. I do multiple feedings a day along with daily 25% water changes. This is my first time breeding macmasteri. Do they look good for their age? They range from about 1.75-2.25 cm.
  9. Andy452

    Another batch of fry..

    I always get excited when I see new fry! These are Apistogramma Agassizii This spawn is from a new mum and I used a different cave to the style I used previously with another pair. This cave being white where as I normally use brown natural colour caves - seems they don't care about the colour...
  10. TCMontium

    Dicrossus filamentosus fry care and death

    Hi, After years of unsuccessful eggs from several pairs of Dicrossus filamentosus, this last batch of eggs managed to hatch. I suppose using distilled instead of RO water or using peat moss and alder cones instead of catappa leaves did the trick. But after 2-3 days of their hatching, most of...
  11. A

    Borelli fry dying

    Hi guys, I've had a batch of (at the start) about 25 Borelli fry (20 now). They are from 2 batches (1 & 1.5 mths) that I received from a friend a fortnight ago. They are housed in a 10-gallon tank that has some hornwort, a strong sponge filter with ADA Amazonia soil as a substrate. About weekly...
  12. Andy452

    Fry meal plan!

    Hi Experts, I have Apistogramma Agassizii fry which are about 3 weeks old. Initially I was feeding micro worms for say the first week, then a mix of micro worms and BBS, and now predominantly BBS twice a day. I'm wondering: 1) what is best to feed them at this age? 2) and is there an...
  13. Harrison

    Cacatuoides Fry Instructions

    Hello! I have a pair of beautiful Cactuoides apistos that just hatched their second batch of fry. Last time their fry became free swimming, I had the two fish in a 29 gallon with dither pencil fish. I read on forums that the fry would be able to find food for themselves and that the mother...
  14. S

    Feeding German Blue Ram Fry

    Hi Folks, This is my very first thread/post on Apistogramma.Com. I hope there will be many more. Anyway, here goes... My German Blue Rams recently spawned and I now have approximately 40 fry in their own separate 12 litre tank. I am currently feeding the fry on a combination of Paramecium and...
  15. Akraziatic

    Accidents Happen - The Cacatuoides Spawn

    The pair of young Cacs I'd set up a few weeks ago have decided to bring out some fry to show me. Though a few months ahead of my schedule, exciting nonetheless. I should know by now, that not much goes exactly to plan in this hobby. At a guess there's 20-30 free-swimming fry in a 15G dirted...