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Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Suggestions' started by Melita, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Melita

    Melita New Member

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    Hello. I have been wondering if there are any Canadian members that might know we're to find a breeder in Canada.
    I am in Maritimes and would like to find some female Apistogramma. Viejuita. Which I believe is species I have .
    I have not keep these fish before but I am not new to hobby . I have kept kerbs and Bolivian ram , discus and other cichilds .
    My current set up is a 36 long with florite and black moon sand.,drift wood clay pot and it is will planted so plenty Places to hide . Hopefully I can find some one who would be welling to sale me some females for my tank I believe I have two males at present .
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  2. ScottandFish

    ScottandFish New Member

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    Hell Melita. I live on the other coast on Vancouver Island. I am also having a really hard time finding any Apistos. I spoke to my LFS and they said they don't bring them in too often because they sell for $40/fish and not many people are interested in spending that much. I'm trying to find a breeder/seller and get 1-2 pairs of Apisto cacatoides. Let me know if you have any luck finding a supplier and I'll do the same. Good luck!
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    Melita New Member

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    Ok I will the only breeder I have seen is in Ontario Windsor he has some advertized but is not sure what the shipping cost would be or if it is. Worth doing cost wise You could try him .
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    ScottandFish New Member

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    Thanks. I'll look into it.
  5. Russ Hennessey

    Russ Hennessey Member

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    you can check afishionados in Manitoba or Below Water in Montreal both carry apistos sometimes and Below Water only does wild caught exotics.
    I also breed Apistos but I am in Vancouver and usually sell locally or to the LFS.
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    Thanks that's good to know I do have a couple of local fish buyer who are trying to find me some should know soon .
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    I`m from Montreal
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    Melita New Member

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    So nice to see there are few Canadians on here I took look at the below waters site and I was very impressed by different variety of fish some I have never seen before. they may be option for me if local vendors cannot get me what I Want. I have ordered from the other guy fishionados before .throught east coast aquarium socity .with good results .
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    I Russ. I live on Vancouver island but I make it to Vancouver fairly often. I've also been looking for Apistos. What varieties do you have?
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    x2 Oliver of Below Water and Spencer Jack of Afishionados are your best bets. I've dealt with Oliver numerous times over the years, mainly for rare species of piranha. This wild caught specimens never cease to amaze me!
    Thinking about contacting him next year for some wild "German" rams. Luckily for me, there's a local cichlid specialized store here in my area.
    I'm from Mississauga by the way :)
  11. Russ Hennessey

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    HI Scott,
    Right now I've got honglsoi, panduro and steel blues, at .75-1" length and agassizi red and ortegei along with some Nannacara anomala (golden eye) at .25" . Also am working on macmasteri, cacatuoides, atahualpa, aggie double reds and tefe II but not breeding yet..... lol kind of apisto-addicted at this point.
    Cheers Russ
    PS - also have 7 Apistogramma sp. putumayo river wc males.... need females and or trades :)
    R
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    Hi,
    Can you post pictures of your Ap. viejita, as they are probably not actually viejita and will be macmasteri. If you are trying to breed them you will want to make sure what species you have. In the trade most fish sold as viejita are actually line bred macmasteri. There are several posts here which will show you what the difference is. Good luck from Vancouver!
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    I was able to get two male Agassizii double red from Spencer Jack. Unfortunately he didn't have any females but since I've been tryimg to get my hands on Apistos for 5 months I took what I could get. Super happy with the fish from Spencer, he has a pretty nice fish list.

    Russ I'm still looking for some females if you have Agassizii double reds?
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    And I totally understand Apisto addiction. These little jems are so gorgeous and have such cool personalities.
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    Hey Scott,
    Sorry I just have a pair of fish that I am trying to breed and don't have any extra. I did see some at an LFS in Port Coquitlam,BC (Petland). They may ship for you and I also think that Wetspot tropical fish in Portland has some also. Lastly check Aquabid and they will probably have someone in the US who is selling them.
    Cheers Russ
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    I'm a new member from Edmonton Alberta with a focus on South American dwarf cichlids, especially Apistos. You guys/galls should know that Curtis Jerrom is a great supplier of small South American uncommon fish, including apistos.

    His current dwarf cichlid stock list:
    Apistogramma fresa (Strawberry) – wild – medium – 12.50ea (38) - lots of red on cheeks and dorsal [this is A. eremnopyge]
    Apistogramma pantalone – 12.50ea (6) - very nice red on the finnage and females are very nicely colored
    Apistogramma baenschi – Inka 50 wild – medium – 18.00ea (6)
    Apistogramma juruensis –wild- medium – 18.00ea (26)- blue face [this is likely the very similar A. allpahuayo]
    Apistogramma abacaxis - wild - 25.00ea (16)- purple throat on males
    Apistogramma borelli - 16.00ea (23) - lots of yellow coloration with red specs on cheeks
    Apistogramma norberti- wild- large – 18.00ea (20)-red markings on dorsal and lips
    Apistogramma cacautoides triple reds- Med- 18.00ea (16)
    Dwarf Pike Cichlid – Crenicichla regani -3”– 30.00ea (2) - male and female nicely colored up!

    As you can see his prices are very good and he does an excellent job in Quarantining the fish until they are ready for sale. There are at least 4 more apistos that have been ordered but still have to arrive and go through quarantine. His new shipment will also include Biotoecus opercularis which is rare to find for sale. If you like cories, plecos, nannostomus, tetras he has common and uncommon species of those as well. Not as broad a selection as Spencer Jack of Oliver from Below Water but really nice fish for a good price.

    Here is my personal current Apisto collection:
    Apistogramma macmasteri pair (bred myself from German captive stock)
    Apistogramma panduro two trios (bred myself from Asian captive stock)
    Apistogramma rubrolineata 2M+3F and ~25 1 week old fry (WC [wild caught])
    Apistogramma allpahuayo 2M+F (WC this is the A. juruensis on Curtis' list, I'll add 1 or 2 females soon)
    Apistogramma sp. 'Abacaxis' 1M (WC he is a bully and killed his females, Curtis gets them in this month so I can add females)
    Apistogramma norberti 5M+1F and I hope to see free swimming fry this weekend (WC I'll add females soon)
    Apistogramma pantalone 3M+5F (WC, still not sure if there is A. martini mixed in)
    Apistogramma eremnopyge 1M+2F (WC, have had fry but none made it so far)
    Apistogramma baenschi 6F (WC, still hoping to add some males)
    Apistogramma sp. 'Melgar' 2M+F (WC, spawned a few times but fail when reaching free-swimming stage)
    Apistogramma ortegai 2M+2F (WC, I believe one pair has spawned for first time but need to wait for proof by seeing fry)
    Apistogramma barlowi 1M (WC, bycatch with eremnopyge, still waiting for a female)

    Expected additions later this month are:
    more A. sp. 'Abacaxis', A. norberti females, A. allpahuayo females
    new A. megastoma (= sp. 'Kelleri' mouthbrooder) and A. uaupesi. If I can find or create space I can get A. huascar and A. atahualpa but I'm running out of tank space.

    Non-apisto dwarf ciclids: 2M+4F Dicrossus filamentosus, 1M+2F Dicrossus maculatus, and a single Bujurquina bycatch of undetermined species.
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    Hello Bart,

    I'm very interested in getting my hands on Apisto baeschi. Do you have contact info for Curtis Jerrom?
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    I've messaged you his email address as I don't like to put other people's contact information out in public without their permission.
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    Bart Hazes Active Member

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    Just heard back from Curtis and all Canadian Apistionados can contact him at curtis.jerrom@gmail.com

    He does not have his own website of facebook page and, to my knowledge, only advertises on the Alberta Aquatica forum. I am looking at setting up a website for fish trading myself but that will take some time. If there is a place on this forum to announce what fish are available I could post there when Curtis brings in new apistos.
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