Apisto breeders

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  1. Chandz

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    A month or so ago I setup three 73l tanks (60x35x35cm) to breed Apistos.

    I'm currently still waiting on the specific Apisto I'm looking for so in the mean time they're stocked with a calico Bristlenose, 2 ram females and 2 Apisto Cacatuoides.

    Recently I add a pair of rams from my main display tank into the third breeder. To my surprise, two days later I had eggs.

    They're currently two weeks old and luckily my pair seems to be great parents so far.

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    2 weeks old:




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    Oh that’s amazing @Chandz , congratulations :thumbup:
    What does one feed ram fry?
     
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    I'm currently feeding microworms and Hikari first bites

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    That's awesome - and quite unusual that the parents are keeping it together! 2 Weeks is great - pretty much home free.
    My dedicated breeder pair have taken a break for a while for whatever reason, and the others' eggs don't last long.

    I'll hopefully focus on the rams again in December when I have more time.
    As to Apistos - wish we had better stock locally, but I tend to prefer rams for now.
    Nonetheless will follow your breeding with interest.
     
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    I used to keep quite a few apistos but sadly only ever managed to breed one pair and even they only a few fry survived. A. Veijita was my favorite pair - lived about 2 or 3 years before dying. The A. Borelli was the pair that spawned for me. Also kept A .Agazzazzi currently have a A.Cacautoides female.
     
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    I was quite surprised as well as it's their first time spawning.

    Me too.. There aren't really any good Apisto options locally.

    Don't get me wrong I love my rams but my Apistos are such characters, they're the most gangster lil fish

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    Oh wow so you have alot of experience with them I don't mind if they don't breed, they're just such stunning little fish.

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