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Wild Bitaeniata experience?

Discussion in 'Other South American Dwarf Cichlids' started by Shane Puthuparambil, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. Shane Puthuparambil

    Shane Puthuparambil Active Member

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    Has anyone had any experience with wild A. Bitaeniata? Looking into some at my local LFS. Might be added to my SA community tank.


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    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Never bought any other than wild. They are a blackwater species so keep the water soft(ish) and below pH6.8. At higher values they tend to be disease-prone. They might not breed under these conditions, but they'll live ok.
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    Mine were living in rainwater and a mix of soft spring water. I had to give them away, they were breeding too often:)
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    If they are the ones I'm thinking about, he won't have to worry about breeding because they were sent all males! :D They are gorgeous though.

    I've always observed A. bitaeniata to be a more shy/timid species. Does that hold true in established tanks, or only in LFS tanks where they are more likely stressed a bit?
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    There are many apisto species, so I can not compare them to most, but as far as I could see in my and my friends' aquariums, they are just as cocky as other species when a male becomes dominant or a pair starts breeding. Other than these scenerios, they seem shy and simple like most other apistos I had did.
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  6. Shane Puthuparambil

    Shane Puthuparambil Active Member

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    This thread is old lol... back to when I was not keeping any Apistogramma :p.

    Now I have a better idea of how they behave.
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    lmao someone necroposted HARD
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