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Apistos and plecos.

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Kirkl240, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Kirkl240

    Kirkl240 New Member

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    I recently bought 5 3” leopard frog plecos and will be here next week. My question is will it be safe to put my breeding pairs of apistos in with them as long as I make sure they have there own caves or would I need to make other arrangements. Thanks for any feedback
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    Im a Doughball New Member

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    If you'd like your apistogramma to produce fry, and you'd like your new plecos to keep their eye balls, I'd wager other arrangements are in order...
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    Ade205 Active Member

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    Have to agree. I recently had to house a few juvenile Cacatuoides in my main Discus display tank before I moved them on. I'd no idea that in the two weeks they were in there that they'd bred untill I witness an l260 try to dart for cover into into a small hole under a peice of wood as I approached the tank. What followed was savage as the brooding female Cac in said hole went ballistic! The fairly expensive l260 survived as did his eyeballs, but often this isn't the case!!

    All mite be fine with your tank and fish, but I'd advise against it.

    Ade.
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  4. Kirkl240

    Kirkl240 New Member

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    Thanks for all the info cause I had no idea. I was more worried about the apistos. I will definitely make other arrangements.
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    Linus_Cello Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Another concern may be what you are feeding. Though L134 are carnivorous, too much meaty food may lead to bloat issues. This is more of an issue with discus and beef heart.
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    bbetta Member 5 Year Member

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    I’ve always had issues when keeping plecos with apistogramma. Sometimes my ancistrus would eat the eggs at night and on some instances they were being chased all around the tank (gladly there was never a serious injury) . I’d advise against it too.
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  7. Kirkl240

    Kirkl240 New Member

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    Okay thanks. I appreciate all the input.