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Raising Apistogramma sp. Abacaxis fry

Discussion in 'Apistogramma' started by Shane Puthuparambil, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Shane Puthuparambil

    Shane Puthuparambil Active Member

    Jan 26, 2017
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    Hey guys,

    I got into breeding apistos. I am relatively young, 16 yrs. old. Have raised 3 spawns of A. Cacuatoides 'Orange Flash'... got bored, now I'm getting into the fun fish. Apistogramma sp. Abacaxis from Shawn Flynn. Have had 2 spawns in a month. Both disappeared, female probably ate them. Should I pull and artificially raise the next one?


    Just because I am 16 doesn't mean I can't keep fish lol Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 10.18.08 PM.png Screen Shot 2017-04-20 at 10.17.57 PM.png
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  2. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

    Mar 16, 2004
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    I'm not a fan of artificially raising apisto fry (call me lazy:)). It's possible that the female ate the eggs because they died. If the eggs didn't hatch it might be due to water parameters not being correct, among other things. What are your water values like? It might be helpful to know what the breeding tank is like, too (decor, other fish, lighting, etc.).

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