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A. Elizabethae - Uaupes

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlids' started by blueblue, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    A wildcaught male A. Elizabethae from Rio Uaupes.
    It is the husband of the female Eliza that has a caudal spot... :)

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    rafael Member 5 Year Member

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    Congratulations blue blue it's a wonderful male, in the first photo has been impressive. :eek:

    Rafael.
  3. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Rafael. Again, eliza is my favourite apisto :)
  4. blueblue

    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    update ^.^

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    yob17 New Member 5 Year Member

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    hello !

    The male is very beautiful, I love Elizabethae.:)
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    Apistt_ed New Member

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    beautiful fish blueblue...

    I love the updated pictures. I am aquiring two pairs within the next week or so and can't wait to deal with elizabethaes again! It's been years. I hope that mine are half as beautiful as yours. john
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    MikeNYC New Member 5 Year Member

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    Nice fish!

    What kind of leaves are those? Did you collect them yourself?

    I have also been considering adding oak leaves to simulate the leaf litter from their natural habitat.
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    Fatts New Member 5 Year Member

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    Mike,
    My elizas ate their eggs every time (~12) until I started to add oak leaves. Now I get a spawn a month outta them.
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    Apistt_ed New Member

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    I believe that those are Indian Almond leaves used by many aquarists from Asia from breeding plakat bettas to conditioning water to apistos as leaf litter. It's said to have "magical powers" in some way as said by many who use it and it definitely looks great in the tank. Oak leaves work great also as long as they are fully dry. john
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks yob17 :)
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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks John, looking forward to seeing yours soon :)

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    blueblue Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Thanks mikenyc :)

    Hmm, as John and Fatts said, it's a kind of dried oak leaves which are good for apistos. They were imported to Hong Kong from Indonesia and i just bought them from the local vendors... it is useful for breeding some more technical apisto species such as mendezi, diplo and eliza... it works quite well and you could try :)