which would be appropriate. The parameters shpould be somewhere between clearwater and blackwater. EC 100µS/cm and pH 5.5 - 6.when I had them in a blackwater tank.
Apistogramma and plecos is never a good idea. Better separate them to a species tank. Plecos are for the most part at least partially nocturnal, cichlids are fully diurnal. This is bound to not go well for the cichlids longterm.I currently have them with my group of l134s and the apistos laid eggs in one of their caves.
I'm not sure about that generation; i did not consider my nanacara amoale an aggressive fish but so far he was one of the most interesting dwarf cichild i ever owned. Having said that my D50 were quite aggressive and while not super interesting they were at least more amusing than borelli i've owned. The D50 aggression was more so towards other species than themselves; and i suppose when we talk about aggression we should distinguish between territorial aggression and inter species aggression. A lot of people talk about ivanka but i am not sure if they are impressed by their looks or actual behavior though i know they are said to be super aggressive at times.Re: aggression. Conventional wisdom is that the temperament of apistos varies a lot by individual within a species, but that there's less pronounced variation across species.
That said, I know a handful of aquarists who have recently kept A. ortegai, and they all had specimens that were among the most aggressive dwarf cichlids they'd ever seen. Other specimens were not.
They are beautiful, I agree.
"Personality" I think is subjective. In my experience, the interesting fish are the aggressive ones.
Yes i was just talking about the male's behavior in general; the one i had seemed exceptionally adapative to new situations; naturally if breeding the female is a little firecracker and imho not that interesting.One N. anomala is fine in a community, but a female with fry to protect is one of the most aggressive dwarf cichlids that I have ever kept.