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The reason why you always ought to keep your Killi codes!!


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Hi all..!!

I can`t help to post this..!!

I have not yet kept Chromaphyosemion with Apistos,
but I sure wish to find a way to combine these two types
of fishes in a nice tank one day!!!

..and to all Killi people out there... keep your codes!!! (Some of them are not yet scientifically described !!)


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Hi fishly700 + all.. !

I posted this 1st post at a time when I was thinking about "new" fishes to mix with Apistos...
Chromaphyosemion species often swim at the surface of my planted breeding tanks, but I still have not yet tried any of them with my Apistos..
Maybe I will soon.. ???

My experience is that small Rivulidae killies, called Laimosemion species are great dither fishes ..at least when I only kept them in a sort of community tank..
..when having no attempts to get any fry from either fish..
But I guess the Killies would love to eat Apisto fry!! .. and the opposite way around too..

1 pair Apistogramma eremnopyge + 1 pair Laimosemion geayi are at this moment placed in one of my 50x55x30cm tanks.. 1/3 filled with water , many plants, "black/brown peat" , and some roots+coco-caves.. so far this works really nice as a combo...!! ( 2 months have passed since start-up..)

Earlier I`ve kept a pair Apistogramma spec.Vielfleck "Assurini" + a pair Laimosemion cladophorus + some(4-6 ) youngsters of Epiplatys spilargyreius in a 80x40x30cm planted tank.. without any problems at all..!

The only time I got a bad result was when mixing 25 small(0,5cm) Laimosemion strigatus fry with 15 Apistogramma eremnopyge fry((0,5 cm) in a quite too poorly planted 40x25x20cm "grow-up" tank with few caves.. The Apisto fry just vanished one by one , probably due to the early developed teeth in the Laimosemion-mouth ... The time I found it out , only a few Apisto-fry were still alive...

Lesson learned..!! - Killie fry can/will attack Apisto fry..( ..but also their own siblings !!)
And after all.. Killiefishes are egglaying toothcarps !!

Please feel free to report/add any other combinations attempted with Apistos in this thread !! :)


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