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a. Hoignei - any tips or tricks?

Iormungand21

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Hi Everyone,

I just recently received a lovely group of 5 wild caught apistogramma hoignei. I was wondering if anyone here has experience with keeping and breeding this species and if they have any insights as far as water parameters etc for that.

They seem to be settled in nicely, they are pretty young and all currently in a 20 long (but will be pairing them off when more confident on sexes). Im keeping in my "standard apisto parameters" at the moment. Which is RODI water with a light (imo) amount of tannins. In the 6.5ish ph range. 75F. With a little group of 8 nannostomus trifasciata

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dw1305

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Iormungand21

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I collected A hoignei at two locations.
Location A: pH 5.4 TDS 20ppm Temp 84 degrees
Location B: pH 7.3 TDS 10ppm Temp 81 degrees
Thank you for this insight! That is a pretty wide pH range, and a good deal hotter than I expected. ill bump their temp up a little bit to the higher 70's.
I was already decreasing pH but will probably shoot for 6 or so. As my experiences have been that breeding is more likely at lower pH for the sp ive kept.

@dw1395
I definitely ingested Bob Wiltshire's article already, he has great stuff! Ill check out the UKAPS thread now.
 

anewbie

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Thank you for this insight! That is a pretty wide pH range, and a good deal hotter than I expected. ill bump their temp up a little bit to the higher 70's.
I was already decreasing pH but will probably shoot for 6 or so. As my experiences have been that breeding is more likely at lower pH for the sp ive kept.

@dw1395
I definitely ingested Bob Wiltshire's article already, he has great stuff! Ill check out the UKAPS thread now.
I would focus more on hardness/tds than ph.
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Thank you for this insight! That is a pretty wide pH range,

@dw1395
I definitely ingested Bob Wiltshire's article already, he has great stuff! Ill check out the UKAPS thread now.
You can ignore the higher pH reading, because the TDS reading is so low, pH is just a moveable feast. If the second site had plants then the oxygen from photosynthesis will have raised pH.

Cheers Darrel
 

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