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New A.cacatuoides tank

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by JohnAndrr, Mar 13, 2018.

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Would it be possible?

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  2. No

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  1. JohnAndrr

    JohnAndrr New Member

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    Hey!
    Would it be possible to keep 3 A.cacatuoides and 8 Neon tetras in a planted 15 gallon tank? According to Aqadvisor the stocking percentage is 86% and the filter capacity is more than enough.
    Thank you in advance
    John
  2. Drayden Farci

    Drayden Farci Active Member

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    I'd say yes, shouldn't be a problem. While A. cacatuoides might be one of the larger Apisto species, a 15 gallon should be fine as many are bred in 10 gallons (IMO slightly too small, but very common). Tetras won't add much of anything in terms of bioload.
  3. Ade205

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    Putting the bio load aside, I be cautious. I currently have a trio in a 120 gallon and the two females are constantly at each others throats dispite their respective territory's being at opposing ends of their tank.
  4. Drayden Farci

    Drayden Farci Active Member

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    Following up, I read it as a pair originally. I wouldn't go with 3 cichlids in that tank. One of them will be destroyed eventually :(
  5. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    I tend to agree with Drayden. Depending on how complex the aquarium decor is, a trio might be ok now, but when one of the females produces fry she will want a much larger brood territory - like most of the tank maybe?
  6. JohnAndrr

    JohnAndrr New Member

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    Thanks guys!
    I'll comsider your concerns and I will keep you informed!

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