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Nannostomus beckfordi and apisto fry

danbb

Member
How is the interaction between beckfordi and apisto fry? From what I read should not be problems. I expect 15 beckfordi next week and I want to introduce them into my 200 liter tank.
 

JasonC

Member
5 Year Member
From what I understand, Beckfordi are more feisty than other Nannostomus sp. may want to keep an eye on them when fry are present.
 

danbb

Member
Thanks Jason. ;)
I really need a answer based on experience because fry are in the tank and beckfordi on the way.
 

Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
I have heard both. They are a fry predator and non-predator. Please let us know your experience with them.
 

baby chaos

New Member
mine predate. even though it's a deep tank, they hang right at the bottom, usually picking off cory feeding flotsam. the girls don't give them much of a chance though, feisty mamas that they are. i've read (on this forum, of course!) that the trifasciatus are a more sedate tank mate, no doubt other varieties too, but that's the one that stuck.
 

danbb

Member
I couldn't find them for the moment, so I re-order them. Will see when they reach my tank. Thanks.
 

krib

New Member
I had a very bad experience with N. beckfordi and L. dorsigera fry. Actually my N. becfordi molested every fish in the tank including the neon tetras and SAE's. But from what I read it is a matter of chance, some are very active and some timid. I would rather stick with a calmer species like N. eques.
 
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