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Apistogramma rositae

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Imrahil, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Imrahil

    Imrahil Member 5 Year Member

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    A species of the nijsseni lineage that I like very much. My pair originates from a couple imported here in France in 2008. Serious hobbyists succeeded preserving the descent and it should be now something like the eighth or ninth generation ...

    At home, they reproduce within "classical" Apistos parameters: T 25°C, pH 5,4, conductivity 125 microS/cm2.

    Male
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Beautiful! Looks like a "missing link" between the nijsseni group and agassizi group (if that makes any sense, which it may not).
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    stunning fish
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    ErtyJr Active Member

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    I love the colors! Absolutely jaw dropping!
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    Boupette Member 5 Year Member

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    Beautifull!
  6. Imrahil

    Imrahil Member 5 Year Member

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    A few additionnal pics...

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    Imrahil Member 5 Year Member

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    The following generations...

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    Beautiful fish I love the black lines on the dorsal of the female with the blue anal are any of those fish for sale I would definitely like to purchase a trio if possible
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    Amazing fish!! and i wish i could make these type of photo's from my fish :( how do you guys do that...
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    I admired the upper fin. Really beautiful fish. But it seems a little difficult water conditions. Congratulations...
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    I’m looking to get some of these soon. I’ve read on line that they aren’t a black water species? What kind of set up would be ideal for them?
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    Imrahil Member 5 Year Member

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    My experience with A. rositae is that it is really not a difficult species regarding water parameters for reproduction and sex ratio.
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    gerald Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    We have similar places in the southeastern USA, where blackwater tributary streams flow into clear or turbid streams with higher conductivity and near-neutral pH. Broad-scale generalizations about water chemistry in a wide region may not be correct.

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    This truely is a beautiful species. I really wanted these fish, but sadly they where too expensive, plus i decided a fairly rare species in the normal trade aswell as wild caught, might not be the best fish to start with.
    Though i hope i get the oputunity at some other time.

    -r
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    MickeM: if only i had the aquarium and money for it... -but thanks a lot for the heads up.

    -r

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