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Newbie questions

ButtNekkid

Active Member
Hi,

Just wanted to share my first A sp. abacaxis fry! About 10-20 tails. Don´t know is that a proper batch size for abacaxis?

Expect none to survive as there are some Hemigrammus bleheri (going into a bigger tank) in the tank as well as the male and another female.

Are abacaxis good parents?
 

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Mike Wise

Moderator
Staff member
5 Year Member
My female was a good mother, but the only other fish in the 20L tank were another female and the male. Most of my spawns ended up with 25 - 30 fry after a month.
 

ButtNekkid

Active Member
Hi,

Is it possible that my Baenschi female killed the male after a new batch of eggs?
I found him dead yesterday. Prior to that, good colors, moving and eating normally.

How do apistos manage to kill each other? There was no visible damage on the fish.

Should I try to move the old fry? Female is chasing them actively.
 

gerald

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
No missing scales or shredded fins? Maybe she didn't kill him, unless he died from exhaustion and stress from being chased. But I would expect some signs of external damage if she was the cause.
 

ButtNekkid

Active Member
Hi,

Is it possible that my Baenschi female killed the male after a new batch of eggs?
I found him dead yesterday. Prior to that, good colors, moving and eating normally.

How do apistos manage to kill each other? There was no visible damage on the fish.

Should I try to move the apo
No missing scales or shredded fins? Maybe she didn't kill him, unless he died from exhaustion and stress from being chased. But I would expect some signs of external damage if she was the cause.
Hi,

She did chase him quite a bit but nothing to bad in my opinion.
I tried to check for signs of damage but didn´t see anything.
 

yukondog

Active Member
They can definitely chase each other to death, I've had it happen more than once.
Nice looking Salvinia raft.
 
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