Apistogramma Cacatouides Spawn

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  1. sailing_derrick

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    I just noticed about 20 tiny swimmers being picked up and moved by the parents:bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile:. Bad news is I figure the other fish in my tank are going to get them:mad::mad::mad:. Good news is i think i can get them in another tank and get them breeding again. Here are some photos, not very clear, they look little white blobs with tails.


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    Congrats Sailing Derrick. I picked up a pair from Dolphin this weekend... also hoping to get a spawn sooner or later. I think the Apisto. cacat... sunburst is suxh a sexy fish... (If you could call a fish sexy)
     
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    Congratulations Derrick!! Awesome man - soon the TASA members will be supplying SA with apistos (well we can hope can't we) :D
     
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    Thats where i got mine from, i have had them for about 3 weeks now so they dont mess about. They are cool fish, i have more apistos on order at the moment.

    Hope i can get some to survive otherwise i will be moving the parents into their own tank so they can do their business by themselves.

    Think if i want to breed them sucessfully i will need to get the necesary food to feed them i.e. BBS or micro worms or fairy shrimp
     
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    if i finally get to have a cube tank, i'm gonna keep an apisto tank, with all the pics and posts swarming here about apistos has really gotten me interested
     
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    wow congrats man!

    I knew that male was ready to do his thing, guess the female had to produce the goods :p
     
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    Thanx. Once i got them in my tank she grew like crazy and became quite fat after about 10 days which worried me as i read somewhere that bloodworms and whiteworms can give apistos digestion problems, anway soon afterwards she turned yellow and then a few days later was no longer fat, i figured she mave have laid eggs but never expected to have them get this far. As i'm typing the male is taking a group on "safari" round the tank.
     
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    very nice man!
     
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    how about a full tanks pic - would like to see what your setup looks like
     
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    Derrick do these apisto's have any tankmates?

    Sorry just checked your first post and you mention 'other fish' so the question then changes to what other fish have you got in there with them? :)
     
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    Congrats :)
     
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    They have lots of tank mates, neon tetras, lemon tetras rummy nose tetras, scissor tail rasboras, rams and kribs, the kribs are the most interested in the babies but dad is vicious when it comes to defending babies. The thing i'm worried about is, are they eating, they are pecking at the substrate...
     
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    Then yes, they are eating. But they need other sources of food too... Baby BS. But with a crowded tank, they might not get any.

    They are beautiful little fish these apistos! I love the dwarfs.
     
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    hey derrick, are those apisto agassizzis going into the same tank as the apisto cacu's??? or into their own tank..???

    nice to have met you last nite..
     
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    agree with slagter.
     
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    greetings mamoo, why not intro yourself in the newbie forum:D

    sheez, these apisto threads make me jealous:D i want some too, lol
    if i had more funds i'd probably try a whole species tank,

    derrik, how are the swimmers doing?
     
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    With apistos, species tanks are pretty much a must. If you intend on breeding them that is. Some species can cross breed with other members of the genus.
     
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    :drool: okay stop it, i'm sold, ...in time
    lol:D
     
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    Ferryman, When you ready for the appistos, contact Dolphin and make a day trip from Pta to his place in Fordsburg... he has some pretty stunning Appistos there... but be warned... you might buy more than what you intend...
     
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    I read a hidden warning there.Something tells me NOT to go to Dolphin's place!
     

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