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Apistogramoides pucallpaensis

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by Hassles, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Hassles

    Hassles New Member 5 Year Member

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    Can anyone here offer some advice pertaining to the breeding of Apistogramoides pucallpaensis ? The only info I have at preent is from teh cichlid atlas and a few scant references on-line.

    thanks in advance
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    freshwaterfishfan Member 5 Year Member

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    My only success I had with them came when I put a group of 6 in a heavily planted 10G with driftwood and kind of ignored them. A pair found themselves and next thing I know I had some very tiny fry. pH was below 6 and it was 90% RO water. Temp 77-80.
    Steve
  3. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    The words to remember are "very tiny fry". They breed fairly easily in modeately soft and slightly acid water. Most hobbyists lose the fry because they don't have the right size food. It is best to breed them in a well established tank that has a large micro-fauna in it.
  4. Hassles

    Hassles New Member 5 Year Member

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    That (well establioshed tank) won't be an issue. Would they be able to take microworms ? Surely they would be ? ?

    Thanks to you both for your responses. I shall keep you all informed.

    take care
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    briztoon Member 5 Year Member

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    Who's been telling tales? Oh well. I didn't want any of the southerners to find out untill the fish had grown up alot.
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Microworm are large food for newly freeswimming fry. Think of feeding them the same as your newly freeswimming Betta splendens. It is much easier to breed this species in an 'old' tank and then start with newly hatched BBS and microworms after a few days.
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    steph New Member 5 Year Member

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    hehe - a little birdy called steve told me :)

    good luck with them Hassles, I dont recall seeing them in the country before at all.

    steph
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    briztoon Member 5 Year Member

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    They've been in Sydney before. I'm pretty sure an past member from Discus Forums had them. Unfortunately he no longer appears to be keeping apsitos.
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    Damn - got caught.
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    briztoon Member 5 Year Member

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    Now we know why I'm a night stalker Steve. But what were you doing up at silly o'clock in the wee hours?
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    japes New Member 5 Year Member

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    I was looking at picking some up with a small 30L tank but wasn't impressed by the remaining stock. Appeared to be males with very large dark blotching on the fins.

    Going back to waiting for some more T. candidi in a 40x30x30 setup I think.
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    gingerbeer Member 5 Year Member

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    Why am I up Pete .... welll ...... Most engineers tend to have a wife and a mistress. The wife assumes you are with the mistress. The mistress assumes you are with the wife. And both leave you alone so you can get some work done ......... I guess 4 kids has an affect too - so quiet while they are asleep and I am in my home office......

    Apistogrammoides don't excite me as much as others. Next month is Angel month for me at Fishchicks ..... As long as Jodi has the aussie market we will always get a cup of coffee and first choice of the best apistos.

    If Glen and Steph want to come and visit Brissy they are welcome - will meet for a cuppa same location. Got a bed if needed ..... If Mikey comes over I suggest we start him on XXXX on the wood at Breakfast Creek and then we need to go play two up. Visit Jodi the next day...... if we can get up? When ya coming Mr Wise?
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    steph New Member 5 Year Member

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    I was in Brissy at Christmas and I did get to Jodi's shop - with 2 kids and a husband in tow !!! *ARGH* He likes fish, was trying to convince me to buy some of those altum angels she had but just not my thing at all. And the only tank big enough for angels in my house has baenschi in it and there is no way Im putting angels in with those!

    Will be back again at some stage, one of my sisters lives up there, so I will organise a better leave pass and we can meet for coffee at Fishchicks.

    Steve: Dont feed the visitors XXXX, you will poison them !

    Steph
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    Hassles New Member 5 Year Member

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    Apistogrammoides

    The pullcapaensis has been in Australia previously as a mis-identified Apistogramma. This has been expressed previously by those who know at the forum in Australia. Glaser had them in their catalogue earlier this year and I ordered some via the importer via my LFS only to be told NO. The fish I have are very small but look good and I think they will be very handsome when mature. I don't see them much because the tank is chock-a-block with wood (vine root) rocks and plants etc including a huge chunk of water sprite floating over-head. I just want them to settle down for the moment. Nature will hopefully take her course sometime down the track.

    Q: anybody else in Australia keeping A.huascar ? or am I the only one ? I do get a little paranoid about this actually.