I counted 40ish fry today. Can you think of anything that would kill adults, but not harm the fry? The fry have been free swimming for 3 weeks now. I'm alternating between brine shrimp and microworms.Bummer. Apistos sure do seem prone to "mysterious death syndrome".
This is why they'll never be "bread and butter" fish in the mass-market hobby.
. Interestingly enough, the Apistogramma raised alongside the rainbow cichlid fry did better than their counterparts housed in their own tank. Probably not very suprising to many of you. I usually don't raise fry, much less two species at the same time.
One of the biggest factors IMO was that the Herotilapia seemed to elicit a feeding response on both dry food and live. Where the Apistogramma kept alone seemed to hold out for live food.That part IS interesting! I would have guessed the Herotilapia fry would bully and outcompete the Apisto fry for food. Maybe having voracious feeders as tankmates encourages the Apistos to eat more?
I ended up taking the tank a different route. I have pressurized CO2 with medium lighting and lots of stem plants.Hey aarhud!
Any updates on this tank. The initial tank lokkes great, so i’m really curious to see how it planned out with african setup... -if you went that way.
Sounds great with new setup. Please post pics when you got them.
I too got rimless tanks and my 3 swords in the big one is well over 50 cm tall.