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Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:55 am
by C. Andrew Nelson
Leogare wrote:Yeah, love the fins on those guys. I'm guessing if the tank is too small they will attack each other?


They can be a bit territorial from what I've heard.

Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:16 am
by Crazygar
Yes, Apistogramma is a big Cichlid in a little body. 1 Male requires 1' by 1' space. So that would mean, in a 10GAL, you can only have one.

Gary

Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:27 pm
by C. Andrew Nelson
Is that territorial aggression extended to non-apisto tankmates? Would a single Apisto guard its territory from all other fish or just conspecifics?

Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:41 am
by Crazygar
Conspecifics.

They will ignore other fish unless they are in breeding mode, where, bottom fish are the ones getting the most punishment. When we finally settle down in the new digs (next year), I am starting up another planted tank, and yes, Apistos (hopefully A.gibbiceps) again.

Gary

Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:22 pm
by ScottFish
I would love to go back to Apistos but my water is very hard and they would never breed. And, unlike Gary, they are meant for breeding!

Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:25 am
by ThomasChandler
ScottFish wrote:I would love to go back to Apistos but my water is very hard and they would never breed. And, unlike Gary, they are meant for breeding!


Same problem with me. Too hard water for many fish to breed.

Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:15 am
by ErnestDickert
ThomasChandler wrote:
ScottFish wrote:I would love to go back to Apistos but my water is very hard and they would never breed. And, unlike Gary, they are meant for breeding!


Same problem with me. Too hard water for many fish to breed.


There are a lot of water softeners available in the market. Maybe they could help?

Re: Apistogramma Agassizii Frat House

PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:06 am
by ScottFish
I used a RO setup for my tank for several years and was able to have Discus (a soft water fish). Now I am going to soon have some African Cich. that are best suited for my hard water. There's an old adage for aquariums: pick the fish for your water!