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Looking for Apisto breeder in uk

FishMonkey

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Have you got a Maidenhead Aquatics near you? They seem to always have apistos surprisingly even though they're not so popular anymore.

They can be a bit of a nightmare for getting the wrong females and they might try to get you to buy pairs claiming these fish do better in pairs (I assume this is how they get them) but all you have to do is point to their discription on the price label stating "keep one male with several females" and moan how it's normally females that get left lonely anyway because people just buy a pretty male.
 
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Ambidextrous

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Hello Trevor.
I'm not sure where in UK you are but I travelled to Mill Race aquatics in Colchester and they had quite a few in there.
As already pointed out, Maidenhead aquatics also stock them.
Cheers,
Steve.
 

martink

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I dont know if i should say this but ebay has the most extensive collection ive seen. there was a nice place in edinburgh where im from, but i think it got covidised. Saying ebay may get me in trouble.
 

MacZ

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I dont know if i should say this but ebay has the most extensive collection ive seen. there was a nice place in edinburgh where im from, but i think it got covidised. Saying ebay may get me in trouble.
Saying Ebay doesn't get you in trouble.
But I might add: The OP hasn't posted anything besides that one post and hasn't been online since December 2021. I doubt posting in this thread will have any effect whatsoever.
 

martink

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Saying Ebay doesn't get you in trouble.
But I might add: The OP hasn't posted anything besides that one post and hasn't been online since December 2021. I doubt posting in this thread will have any effect whatsoever.
ha i didn't notice, well for anyone else ebay has great variety in uk, quality im not sure. :)
 

MacZ

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ha i didn't notice, well for anyone else ebay has great variety in uk, quality im not sure.
I don't find the variety that good, except if a specialist offers their animals. Looking on Ebay here in Germany you get 95% domestic strains, except from 2 people in the whole federal state offering the hot stuff for outrageous prices. I can understand certain prices for rare species, but 30€ for an unsexed/yet unsexable 2cm juvenile, when you can get wild caught adults of the same species in the regular trade for 20,- is an insult.
Quality can vary a lot, too.
 

martink

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here in the uk ebay its kind of similar, there are some rarer fish but for outrageous prices. The difference is that most local shops in scotland are so impoverished. I only ever found cacs and rams. so ebay looks good.
 

Trevor118

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ha i didn't notice, well for anyone else ebay has great variety in uk, quality im not sure. :)
I did check eBay but several ok there very unreliable. Most are pre order. One is from Glasgow and well overpriced. I tried couple out paid up front and both took roughly 3 weeks to get back to me saying they were not available. It’s quite bad that eBay allow this to go on
I eventually sourced and breeding several different kinds. For future reference if anyone needs any help I can always point you in the right direction if I do not have myself. Thx for your thoughts tho.
 

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I see that The Wet Spot Tropical Fish currently has the fire red A. agassizi you are looking for. Here is the link:
I've always had good experiences buying from them on line.
Hallo,
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?
I have kept fish for quite a long time but never cichlids. I want to find out more about them.
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