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New tank and fish stocking

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by rasmusW, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    Hey all!

    I recently bought a new 75 liter tank, which i'm gonna pick up on friday (-feeling like a teenage girl at a justin bieber concert)..
    Now i want to move things around a bit.
    Here's my ideas for all three tanks.

    54 liter:
    1. move my current pair of A. baenschi to this and make a breeding setup. I read in a thread here somewhere, that it should be possible to keep a single pair in tank that size.
    2. get a trio of A. borelli

    75 liter:
    1. move my current pair of A. baenschi to this along with my Copella calollepis.
    2. buy a trio of A. bitaeniata


    110 liter:
    1. buy a trio of A. bitaeniata
    2. buy a couple of A. atahualpa (though Mike Wise, suggested a bigger tank for keeping these.)
    -to go along with my 14 Nannostromus marginatus.

    I have also thought of keeping my 54 liter free of apistos and then try my luck on breeding some tetras or just keeping it as sort of a grow out tank, if i get fry in the others.

    I have thought of trying some of the west Africans aswell for the 110 liters.

    All tanks will be set up as "non-stricktly-breeding-tanks" but still keeping it very much in mind.


    Arghhh! all those possibilities.

    -r
  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    54 l: too small for a breeding tank for A. baenschi, which can produce 100 fry in a spawn. If you are experienced, a pair of A. borellii is possible. Better use is as a breeding tank for tetras.

    75 l: OK for A. baenschi if you have a grow-out tank. Fry will soon out-grow this tank. Trio of A. bitaeniata is possible if properly decorated.

    110 l: Either option is possible if properly decorated.

    There is no such thing as "non-stricktly-breeding-tanks". Fish will breed if given the opportunity whether or not you want them to breed. This will cause problems in a community situation.
  3. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    Thanks a lot Mike!

    Thanks a bundle for the great advice.
    I’m not sure i will call myself experienced.

    Sorry for not clarifying.. -when i wrote “non strickly breeding tanks” i meant in regards to fish stocking and water values. I would imagine folks keeping fish for breeding are more aware of water values.

    I will be sure to post pics when everything is set up and let you know where it ends..

    But so far i lean towards putting the baenschi in the new 75 liter or keeping them in the 110 liters and keeping the small one for tetras.

    -r
  4. rasmusW

    rasmusW Active Member

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    hey again!
    one more question... is 1m-3f a. bitaeniata too much for the 110 liters? -if propperly decorated.

    thanks in advance.

    -r
  5. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Personally, I wouldn't do it.
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    rasmusW Active Member

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    okay, thanks! -ye, i kinda thought so myself, but decided it was better to ask you guys first.

    -r