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The general rule is that if your intention is to breed apistogramma they should be by themselves or with a few passive darters (rasbora, pencil fish, passive tetra like ember). Having said that i kept honglsoi with L333 and L204 in a 29. the hongsloi laid eggs and the pleco never bothered them over a period of 2 years. Sadly my water was a tad too hard for the eggs to hatch but they would last 3 or 4 days with the female dutifully guarding them. Having said this it does depend on the tank size and how it is scaped. The L471 is particularly small and i suspect shy pleco with reduces the chances of conflict.
I am Hanzle from Holland and keep apistoos for 40 years. Had my own aquarium shop from 1984 till 1988. Always s great fan from apistoos and hyphessobrycon which is s great combination in a Community Aquarium. Perhaps.....in the near future I start breeding apistoos again. Have a 400 liters Community aquarium for hyphessobrycon wadai and apistogramma biteaniata.
I want to get a 55 gallon slightly planted tank with many caves and I am thinking of getting 2 electric blue acaras, 3 blue rams, a apistogramma, 3 angelfish, and some corrydoras. Will that work if I keep the temperature at about and 80 or less?