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My Apistogramma

Discussion in 'Dwarf Cichlids' started by chris1805, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. chris1805

    chris1805 Active Member

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    Currently I am entitled to keep two amazing species of Apistogramma. I would like to share these amazing fish with you :)

    My first species is the Apistogramma sp. D10. I’ve kept these species for over a year now. I’ve spotted the female with eggs a several times but they never made it to a fry stage. I especially love the long fins of the female.

    The male
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    The female 51B2CCFF-6528-4B42-BA20-C1FB4983BC83.jpeg

    The pair enganging in courtship behaviour

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    chris1805 Active Member

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    The second species of which I am entitled to keep are 4 Apistogramma sp. D37. I currently assume they are 3 females and 1 male, however they are still small and only in my possesion for 2 weeks. I’ve had 2 females guarding eggs. One has lost the eggs after about 4 days, i sadly did not spot any fry to confirm I have a male for sure. The other female is still defending the cave and her eggs are enterinng the third day.

    The supposed young male

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    Two of the bigger females that both guarded eggs

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    One of the females guarding eggs

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    The third and youngest female, showing courtship behaviour with the young male.

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    I will try to keep you all updated with the progress and I hope you enjoy the pictures :)
  3. larryl

    larryl New Member

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    Great photos, thank you!
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    chris1805 Active Member

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    Just a quick update. The 4 sp. D37 that I received all turned out to be females. All 4 females were laying eggs, but none ever hatched. Lucky the person I bought them from still had a male. This time we are sure it is a male. Hopefully we will see some fry soon!

    New sp. D37 male
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    chris1805 Active Member

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    Best confirmation one can get about have a male and female, I just spotted some fry! Funny enough it is the smallest female who is the most dominant female and the first female to have fry. As the female is still very small and young, and so is the male it is only a small batch of about 10-15 fry. I don't expect any fry to survive, but that is totally fine for the first batch. If I manage to get a picture I will share this :)
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    Beautiful and very healthy looking fish.

    I'm hunting after sp. D10, not easy to find in my area! If anyone in uk has any please get in touch!!

    Oh, and congrats on the fry, please keep updating.

    Ade.