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A. agassizii “Fire red” Predicament

Mike Wise

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Post #15 has the hallmarks of a mating ritual. Posts #18 & 20 show pre-spawning ritual. Most books on apistos discuss this. As long as neither fish shows physical damage then I would leave them alone. On the safe side I would put a piece of floating pipe at the top as a refuge.
 

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Thanks everyone for your help. The male and female fire red have been living *mostly* harmoniously together for the past three days. Both fish seem unstressed. No spawn yet, as the female doesn't appear to be very receptive to the male's advances. I just started feeding some live black worms and I have been starting up with some frequent, small, and colder water changes to encourage them to spawn. I am just happy that the two can live together now without a divider in place.
 

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It's a crap shoot, you just never know and be ready to change things up, I read somewhere "that the best way to fail is to keep doing the same thing".
 

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Hallo,
I am Hanzle from Holland and keep apistoos for 40 years. Had my own aquarium shop from 1984 till 1988. Always s great fan from apistoos and hyphessobrycon which is s great combination in a Community Aquarium. Perhaps.....in the near future I start breeding apistoos again. Have a 400 liters Community aquarium for hyphessobrycon wadai and apistogramma biteaniata.
I want to get a 55 gallon slightly planted tank with many caves and I am thinking of getting 2 electric blue acaras, 3 blue rams, a apistogramma, 3 angelfish, and some corrydoras. Will that work if I keep the temperature at about and 80 or less?
I have kept fish for quite a long time but never cichlids. I want to find out more about them.
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