So I'd thought I'd make a post to see how others have raised their apistos. I've never found a "right way" to raise them, however I'd like to see how everyone else gets highest survival rates. on the 2nd-3rd day of incubation I remove the dad from the breeding tank. I wait till fry are free swimming and then I let the mom carry her fry around the tank for about 2-3 weeks while feeding fry vinegar eels. After this time the mom begins to loose interest and I move them to either a breeding box (hob) or a grow out. This depends on fry development. If I feel they aren't quite strong enough for full move I keep them in the breeder box where I can really spot feed the fry. Once large enough I switch to black worms and then slowly ween them off of live foods to pellet and gel. I should specify this method is about cactuoides and fry were hatched and live first few weeks in a 20 long with lots of moss and leave litter. Let me know thoughts and how you raise your fry! All species welcome!