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Nannostomus beckfordi and apisto fry

Discussion in 'South American Tank Mates' started by danbb, Apr 11, 2014.

  1. danbb

    danbb Member

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    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.
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    JasonC Member 5 Year Member

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

    danbb Member

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

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    My group don't seem to be interested in fry at all. They're far to busy with each other.
  5. danbb

    danbb Member

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    That's good news. Thk :cool:
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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I have heard both. They are a fry predator and non-predator. Please let us know your experience with them.
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    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.
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    I couldn't find them for the moment, so I re-order them. Will see when they reach my tank. Thanks.
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    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.